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Living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and why better data is so important

Blog post 14/05/2019Sophie Castle-Clarke

Sophie Castle-Clarke describes what it’s like to live with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, the cost to the NHS of a system currently failing rare disease patients, and what can be done to improve matters.

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Friday FAQs: Martin Vernon

Blog post 10/05/2019Prof Martin Vernon

For this week’s Friday FAQs we spoke to Professor Martin Vernon, a consultant geriatrician who is the National Clinical Director for Older People and Person Centred Integrated Care at NHS England and NHS Improvement.

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Is the number of GPs falling across the UK?

Blog post 08/05/2019Billy Palmer

In an analysis carried out exclusively for the BBC, Billy Palmer draws on published data sources to assess the number of GPs compared to the size of the UK population over time.

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Prisoner health and homeless health: understanding the links between them

Blog post 01/05/2019Dr Miranda Davies | David Parker-Radford

As part of our prisoner health project, Miranda Davies has been talking to people from different organisations. One of those was David Parker-Radford from The Queen’s Nursing Institute, where they discussed people’s experience of homelessness before and after prison, and the health care issues a...

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Friday FAQs: Andrea Sutcliffe

Blog post 26/04/2019Andrea Sutcliffe CBE

For this week’s Friday FAQ we spoke to Andrea Sutcliffe CBE, who in January became the Chief Executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

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There’s no longer a catch: a new way to measure how children and young people are treated

Blog post 24/04/2019Dr Ronny Cheung

With it historically difficult to measure how health care for children and young people varies across the country, Ronny Cheung takes a look at what’s hampered progress in the past and how we might now have a breakthrough.

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What principles should underpin the funding system for social care?

Blog post 11/04/2019Camille Oung | Laura Schlepper

While there may not be one perfect way to fund social care, Camille Oung and Laura Schlepper describe four principles that should be central to any approach.

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Friday FAQs: Aneet Kapoor

Blog post 11/04/2019Aneet Kapoor

For this week’s Friday FAQ we spoke to Aneet Kapoor, a community pharmacist who is also the chair of the Greater Manchester Local Pharmaceutical Committee.

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Having your fudge and eating it

Blog post 05/04/2019Sally Gainsbury

Long read: Sally Gainsbury takes a closer look at NHS sustainability funds and control totals, and what they might actually mean for the providers who have played their part over the past three years.

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What should a good social care system look like?

Blog post 04/04/2019Natasha Curry

As the wait for the green paper goes on, we’ll next week publish a blog looking at the principles that best underpin an effective funding system for social care. Before then, Natasha Curry takes a step back and looks at what a good social care system might actually look like.

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