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How much would NHS costs rise if there’s no Brexit deal?

Blog post 13/11/2018Mark Dayan

With it still possible the United Kingdom will leave the European Union without a deal, Mark Dayan looks at the impact that would have on NHS costs.

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Are the government’s targets for reducing stillbirths and neonatal deaths achievable?

Blog post 06/11/2018Jessica Morris | Dougal Hargreaves

With progress in the UK on stillbirths and neonatal and infant mortality slowing down in recent years, can we really expect the swift upturn in fortunes that are needed to meet the government’s ambitions on it? Jessica Morris and Dougal Hargreaves take a closer look.

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Understanding prisoners’ experience of health care to improve our research

Blog post 01/11/2018Dr Miranda Davies

With a new report today showing why the health and wellbeing of the prison population is everyone’s business, Miranda Davies looks at the issue of how prisoners feel about their health care.

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NHS funding boost: the need to manage expectations

Blog post 26/10/2018Sally Gainsbury

Long read: Ahead of Monday’s Budget, Sally Gainsbury takes an in-depth view at this summer’s announcement that the NHS in England is to get an extra £20.5 billion a year by 2023/24. Just how far will it take the health service?

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What’s really going on with nursing outside hospital?

Blog post 19/10/2018Mark Dayan | William Palmer

Mark Dayan and William Palmer argue that we should treat figures appearing to show a plummeting community nursing workforce with caution. While a real problem exists, the statistics only count a subset of the workforce, and we can’t fully see what is happening with some other staff.

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What does the Chequers plan mean for the NHS?

Blog post 17/10/2018Mark Dayan

Originally published in Prospect magazine on 5 October, this blog from Mark Dayan takes a closer look at the Prime Minister’s preferred Brexit plan and what its implications might be for the health service.

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Lesson 5: Don’t overrate structural reorganisation

Blog post 16/10/2018Mark Dayan

Time and again, structural change has been favoured by politicians and leaders hoping to change English health systems for the better. Mark Dayan takes a look at recent high-profile reorganisations and argues that they often have a more limited effect than their architects might hope.

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Avoiding groundhog day: learning the lessons of NHS reforms

Blog post 16/10/2018Nigel Edwards

As we publish our new essay collection today looking at the history of NHS reforms, Nigel Edwards argues there have been too many plans happening too often.

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Lesson 6: You need a plan that staff can follow

Blog post 16/10/2018Dr Rebecca Rosen

It's sometimes too easily forgotten that the staff in charge of turning ideas into reality need to be fully behind leaders' plans. If this is to happen, argues Rebecca Rosen, the people making the plans have to think carefully about the wide-ranging potential effects on those at the front line.

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Lesson 3: Don’t treat the workforce as an afterthought

Blog post 16/10/2018William Palmer | Candace Imison

William Palmer and Candace Imison argue that the workforce has often been neglected or not prioritised in previous NHS policies and plans, and pick out three key lessons so to avoid such mistakes in future.

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