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NHS 5 year forward view

NHS 5 year forward view
Description
Today's publication of the "5yfv" (5 year forward view) marks a seminal moment for the NHS. Since Simon Stevens' return to the NHS earlier this year, there has been anticipation as to the new Chief Executive's intentions. Although he has presented some earlier ideas1,2, the "5yfv" is significant for its content, style and what it does not say.
Date:
Thursday 23rd October 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Is Labour's cancer test the right priority?

Is Labour's cancer test the right priority?
Description
No one will be surprised to see that Labour has put health care at the front, the back and the middle of its election strategy. Given the prominence of the NHS in the national psyche and Labour's status as its natural protector, they would arguably be foolish to do anything else.
Date:
Monday 20th October 2014

The Goldilocks Question: What Size is Just Right for Health and Social Care Organisations?

The Goldilocks Question: What Size is Just Right for Health and Social Care Organisations?
Description
The Care Quality Commission yesterday published its annual State of Health Care and Adult Social Care in England. The headline finding was that, despite lots of great practice, the variation in the quality and safety of care in England is too wide and unacceptable.
Date:
Friday 17th October 2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

World Mental Health Day: A call for audacious leadership

World Mental Health Day: A call for audacious leadership
Description
Today is World Mental Health Day, an annual event to raise awareness and promote the cause of mental health, with this year focusing on people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia.
Date:
Friday 10th October 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Patient safety in private hospitals - addressing the information deficit

Patient safety in private hospitals - addressing the information deficit
Description
The relationship between the NHS and private hospitals has changed markedly over the last decade. The most recent figures show that the NHS (i.e the taxpayer) is now the second largest source of revenue for private hospitals.
Date:
Monday 6th October 2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

HSMC at Conservative Party Conference

HSMC at Conservative Party Conference
Description
HSMC Policy Directors Hilary Brown and Catherine Needham have been out and about at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham this week.
Date:
Tuesday 30th September 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

The numbers game: Making sure care for cancer survivors isn't a lottery

The numbers game: Making sure care for cancer survivors isn't a lottery
Description
The library at Park House is hosting a Macmillan Coffee morning this week, selling delicious allegedly home-baked cakes to raise money for the cancer charity - all are welcome.
Date:
Tuesday 23rd September 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

The essence of community hospitals

The essence of community hospitals
Description
The statement from Simon Stevens about the role of small hospitals in the NHS is welcome, and unexpected. Those communities who are actively campaigning to keep their valued local hospitals are stopped in their tracks. Can this be right – does the NHS have room now for community hospitals as part of its infrastructure? A clear message from the CEO of the NHS would suggest so.
Date:
Thursday 10th July 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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