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The fairest of them all? Examining the NHS's global ranking

News and opinion 20/07/2017Nigel Edwards

While the NHS was recently judged again to be the best health care system from 11 different nations, Nigel Edwards reflects on why it doesn’t do quite so well on clinical outcomes.

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Cuts to public health: why spending less will cost the NHS more

News and opinion 12/07/2017Dr Charlotte Paddison

With public health and prevention in the news, Charlotte Paddison talks about the implications of getting it wrong and the importance of getting it right – for people’s health and for NHS finances.

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Learning from Scotland’s NHS

Research 05/07/2017Mark Dayan | Nigel Edwards

This report looks at Scotland’s unique health care system, and explores how other parts of the UK might be able to learn from it.

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Inspiration close to home

News and opinion 05/07/2017Dr David Steel OBE

In this comment piece, Dr David Steel, former chief executive of Quality Improvement Scotland, welcomes the Nuffield’s new report on learning from Scotland’s NHS, and gives his take on why it’s worth looking north of the border.

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Power to the people: What if we gave patients more of a say on health service reforms?

News and opinion 22/06/2017Helen Buckingham

Helen Buckingham reflects on how health professionals can sometimes impose decisions on patients, and ponders what would happen if those professionals stood back and gave the patient the power to decide themselves.

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Five thoughts on what the election result means for the NHS

News and opinion 12/06/2017Nigel Edwards

Despite the unexpected outcome, Nigel Edwards outlines five points that already seem clear for the health service.

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The NHS of the future: free at the point of use?

Media 26/07/2013

In this video we ask health and political leaders if they are confident that the NHS will remain free at the point of use for future generations. Hear views from  Baroness Williams of Crosby , …

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Political and clinical leaders call for a long term vision for the NHS ahead of its 65th anniversary

News and opinion 04/07/2013

A new report for the NHS 65th anniversary, finds a consensus among health and political leaders that the NHS should remain a comprehensive service, free at the point of use – the big issue is how.

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Will all NHS services remain free at the point of use?

Media 23/02/2012

Since its inception the NHS has provided comprehensive health care free at the point of use. This video highlights the perspectives of four experts on whether this ‘settlement’ will remain affordable …

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