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Fact or fiction? Politicians make a difference to health system performance

Blog post 02/04/2015Ian Blunt

Do the choices of political parties really make that much of a difference to health system performance? Ian Blunt explores.

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Fact or Fiction? Reconfiguring hospital services will deliver significant savings

Blog post 25/03/2015Candace Imison

There is a common belief that the reconfiguration of hospital services will help resolve financial pressure on the NHS. But how realistic is this belief? What does the evidence tell us?

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Fact or Fiction? Declining hospital performance is down to a few ‘bad apples’

Blog post 13/03/2015Holly Smith (Dorning)

Can the recent decline in national average performance be explained by a minority of failing hospitals? Holly Dorning explores.

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Fact or Fiction? Declining hospital performance is down to a few ‘bad apples’

Blog post 13/03/2015Holly Smith (Dorning)

Can the recent decline in national average performance be explained by a minority of failing hospitals? Holly Dorning explores.

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Fact or fiction? Demand for GP appointments is driving the ‘crisis’ in general practice

Blog post 03/03/2015Natasha Curry

Headlines and stories about the ‘crisis’ in general practice have become commonplace over the last year or so. Natasha Curry examines what we know about demand for GP appointments.

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Fact or Fiction? The NHS has too many managers

Blog post 19/02/2015Mark Dayan | Nigel Edwards

It’s election season, and NHS managers and 'bureaucracy' are once again in the firing line. The Coalition boast of putting “more money on to the front line and less into management”; Labour and its supportive press accuse them of the opposite. So who's right?

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Fact or Fiction? Targets improve quality in the NHS

Blog post 13/02/2015Ian Blunt

Views on targets are highly polarised, and recently there has been much anguish and headlines that the NHS is "dying" and "third world". But are targets good or bad for the NHS? Ian Blunt looks at the facts.

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Fact or Fiction? The Welsh NHS performs poorly compared to the English NHS

Blog post 05/02/2015Nigel Edwards

The Labour-led NHS in Wales is a common and contentious subject between politicians in Westminster and Cardiff Bay. But does the Welsh NHS really perform poorly?

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Fact or Fiction? Social care cuts are to blame for the 'crisis' in hospital emergency departments

Blog post 29/01/2015Ruth Thorlby

Are cuts to social care responsible for the overheating hospital sector? Ruth Thorlby examines what we do know.

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