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Only half the picture: understanding the impact of the social care squeeze

Blog post 11/07/2014Ruth Thorlby

Ruth Thorlby explores the link between the strained social care system and its impact on the NHS.

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Financial Crystal Ball Gazing

Blog post 10/07/2014Andy McKeon

The NHS’ financial position is shaky and deteriorating fast. Can trusts make the savings? Not on past performance, says Andy McKeon.

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We won! The World Cup of health care systems

Blog post 27/06/2014Lucia Kossarova

According to the Commonwealth Fund’s latest report, the UK has won the ‘World Cup’ of health care systems. Dr Lucia Kossarova contends that we must examine the raw scores more closely.

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The benefits to patients? Shining a light on the NHS merger regime

Blog post 24/06/2014Matthew Bell

Matthew Bell examines mergers and their benefits for patients.

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Making hospitals fit for the frail older people who actually use them

Blog post 19/06/2014Professor David Oliver

David Oliver outlines key points from his workshop on models of care for frail older people.

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The £billion question: funding the Welsh NHS for the future

Blog post 17/06/2014Alison Ward

If the next two years look tough for NHS Wales finances, the long-term could be dire – and not just for the health service.

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The future of the hospital: some useful lessons

Blog post 13/06/2014Nigel Edwards

Nigel Edwards outlines key points from hospital leaders on where improvements can be made.

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Local leaders unleashed? What to expect from Simon Stevens’ reign

Blog post 04/06/2014Helen Crump

Helen Crump explores the key messages in Simon Stevens' first interview.

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NHS and social care funding: speaking truth to piety

Blog post 30/05/2014Ruth Thorlby

Election campaigns can often be dull because political parties tend to play it safe and offer bland pieties about their plans for NHS, says Ruth Thorlby.

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Primary care: will Stevens drop the 'cookie cutter'?

Blog post 30/04/2014Nigel Edwards

Nigel Edwards comments on Simon Stevens' first appearance in front of the Health Select Committee.

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