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David Buck

The childhood obesity plan – brave and bold action?

The government’s long-awaited childhood obesity plan was published earlier this week. David Buck considers whether it meets expectations.
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Joni Jabbal

How many sticks will it take to beat the NHS into financial health?

A key part of our Quarterly Monitoring Report is a survey of NHS finance directors, which offers an insight into the state of NHS finances. Ahead of the publication of our next report, Joni Jabbal considers the results of the latest survey.
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Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) explained

Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) were announced in NHS planning guidance published in December 2015. But what exactly are STPs and what do they mean for the NHS?
Beccy Ashton

The £22 billion question: how can improvement be spread in the NHS?

Beccy Baird considers why successful quality improvement measures are rarely taken up far beyond where they originated, and what needs to be done to ensure good practice is spread across the NHS.
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Don Berwick

Why the NHS needs a quality improvement strategy

In this Q&A feature, Chris Ham speaks to Don Berwick about why he thinks that now is the right time for a quality improvement strategy in the NHS.