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Sound the alarm: we must improve our young people’s health services

Blog post 20/02/2019Nigel Edwards | Emma Rigby | Professor Russell Viner

Alongside our new report today on the health outcomes of 10–24-year-olds in the UK, Nigel Edwards, Emma Rigby and Professor Russell Viner argue that the services we are providing to support young people are failing to hit the mark.

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Evaluating, fast and slow: reflections from the Rapid Evaluation Conference

Blog post 18/02/2019Jean Ledger | Chris Sherlaw-Johnson

Rapid evaluation should not be mistaken for ‘quick and dirty’ research, so what does it mean?

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The environment needs to be higher up the NHS agenda

Blog post 13/02/2019Camille Oung

“Sustainability” is at the heart of the NHS Long Term Plan. Yet although the health service is responsible for 6.3% of England’s total carbon emissions, environmental sustainability is scarcely mentioned.

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Friday FAQs: Lord Victor Adebowale

Blog post 08/02/2019Lord Victor Adebowale

For this week's Friday FAQs we spoke to Lord Victor Adebowale, chief executive of Turning Point, which is a social enterprise providing health and social care services in over 300 locations across England.

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What can we expect from the new GP contract?

Blog post 06/02/2019Dr Charlotte Paddison

The new GP contract has been widely welcomed, but what does it mean for patients and GP surgeries, and what remains unanswered?

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Doing more often costs more: realism needed on integrated care initiatives

Blog post 05/02/2019Theo Georghiou

Theo Georghiou reflects on a scheme providing personalised care for older people, arguing that we need to stop being over-optimistic on the likely financial benefits from such initiatives.

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Fake news: a threat to curbing vaccine-preventable diseases in the UK

Blog post 28/01/2019Dr Rakhee Shah

In a guest blog, Dr Rakhee Shah looks at the rise of online misinformation on vaccine safety and the dangers it represents – and advises how to tackle the problem.

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Can the Long Term Plan really save half a million lives?

Blog post 25/01/2019Billy Palmer

Following the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan, Billy Palmer shares some thoughts on the challenges in achieving its headline grabbing figures for saving lives.

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Friday FAQs: Andy Bell

Blog post 25/01/2019Andy Bell

For this week's Friday FAQs we spoke to Andy Bell, Deputy Chief Executive of the Centre for Mental Health.

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Primary care networks: work needed to fulfil expectations

Blog post 24/01/2019Dr Rebecca Rosen

With the Long Term Plan expecting big things from primary care networks, Rebecca Rosen explains what will be needed for them to be successful.

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