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Reflections on NHS leadership – a perspective from a recently-retired Chief Executive

Description
Mary Edwards, former Chief Executive of Hampshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, gives her reflections on NHS leadership.
Date:
Friday 24th February 2017
Categories:
Social Sciences

Is the crisis in the NHS as bad as the Red Cross says it is?

Is the crisis in the NHS as bad as the Red Cross says it is?
Description
The Conversation website has just published a piece by HSMC Director, Judith Smith, together with Andy Street (or York University) and Paula Lorgelly (of the Office of Health Economics) about the current NHS pressures and funding.
Date:
Monday 16th January 2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Beyond Buurtzorg: What else can we learn from the Dutch about long-term care for the elderly?

Description
The Buurtzorg model of home care appears to be the innovation of the moment in community health and social care. Self-managing teams of nurses provide high quality care to over 10,000 people in the Netherlands.
Date:
Tuesday 29th November 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Finding the answer to the crisis in General Practice

Description
That there is a crisis in general practice is not in doubt. The impact of escalating demand and unmanageable workload is having a devastating effect, with GPs leaving the profession in significant numbers either through early retirement, or for a career change. The extent of the crisis means something has to give. And it has.
Date:
Tuesday 1st November 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Priority setting in tough times

Description
Health is a high priority for the public - this is the case the world over. UK health spending has increased almost every year since the NHS was established and the Government has 'protected' the NHS in recent years - relative to other aspects of public spending
Date:
Monday 10th October 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Hard Times for Public Health

Description
Recent years have seen dramatic changes to the structure of our public health system in England, triggered by the 2012 Health and Social Care Act. Last month's Health Select Committee report scrutinises how the changes are working in practice.
Date:
Tuesday 4th October 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Integrated Care: Unlocking the mysteries

Integrated Care: Unlocking the mysteries
Description
Mystery is not a word that we often connect with health and care as these are worlds in which we like to deal with the practical and the real. However it often seems that working out how best to successfully co-ordinate the contribution of different professionals, services and agencies is clouded in uncertainty and doubt.
Date:
Tuesday 4th October 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Care closer to home - a fairytale?

Care closer to home - a fairytale?
Description
As a staff nurse in hospital many years ago, during a particularly trying shift, I heard myself say to a relative who was late "well it isn't actually visiting time - but alright then" and immediately thought, "who do you think you are to stop people visiting their loved ones? - what's the matter with you?"
Date:
Monday 3rd October 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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