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A new fast-track discharge fund: The solution to delayed discharge?

A new fast-track discharge fund: The solution to delayed discharge?
Description
ResPublica launched Care After Cure: Creating a Fast Track Pathway from Hospitals to Homes on 1 March. In the report they outline the increasing strain the NHS is under, particularly its acute hospitals.
Date:
Tuesday 15th March 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

What about us - reversing the trend of the chronically under-researched role of the GP receptionist

What about us - reversing the trend of the chronically under-researched role of the GP receptionist
Description
Imagine we're playing a game of word association and I said the words GP receptionist – what words would spring into mind - and I want you to be honest! …Dragon behind the desk? Caring? Unhelpful? Contentious? Unfriendly? Trustworthy? Obstructive? Helpful? Jobsworth? Hardworking?
Date:
Tuesday 8th March 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Room for one more? Understanding the emergency hospital admission of older people

Room for one more? Understanding the emergency hospital admission of older people
Description
The NHS faces unprecedented challenges, and the capacity and funding concerns faced by acute care in particular are constantly in the news. At the front-line, the pressures are intense. Faced with growing need and demand on the one hand, and sustained funding problems on the other, the longstanding issue of how best to make use of scarce, expensive resources like acute hospital beds remains as crucial as ever.
Date:
Tuesday 16th February 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Responding to the Carter Review: The Devil will be in the implementation

Responding to the Carter Review: The Devil will be in the implementation
Description
Reaction to the Carter Review of hospital productivity has been somewhat guarded. Jennifer Dixon from the Health Foundation describes the report's recommendations as 'a positive step' which nevertheless represents merely the 'tip of the iceberg'.
Date:
Monday 15th February 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

NHS Planning Guidance: Sounding the death knell for local commissioning?

NHS Planning Guidance: Sounding the death knell for local commissioning?
Description
The 2016/17-2020/21 planning guidance for the NHS came out just before Christmas. It has been fascinating to hear again the term 'planning guidance', something of a throwback to the pre-Lansley days when the NHS was a more integrated and managed whole.
Date:
Monday 1st February 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Here's a good idea; you should do it too - why spreading innovation is difficult

Here's a good idea; you should do it too - why spreading innovation is difficult
Description
When finances get tight, a major irony usually occurs. To make the most of scarce resources, we start to ask ourselves more searching questions about how to make sure that best practice is embedded in everyday practice (if one area can do something really well, then can't the next area?).
Date:
Monday 23rd November 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Outcome based commissioning: 10 lessons from practice and theory

Outcome based commissioning: 10 lessons from practice and theory
Description
As part of the move towards greater integration there has been much interest in the potential of 'outcome-based commissioning'. Outcomes, and the need to focus on these rather than inputs and activities is of course nothing new although often still elusive to achieve in practice.
Date:
Tuesday 17th November 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

What exactly is the Q....?

What exactly is the Q....?
Description
Q is an initiative, led by the Health Foundation and supported and co-funded by NHS England, connecting people skilled in improvement across the UK.
Date:
Monday 16th November 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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