Blog tagged as: Governance and regulation

Helen Mckenna
29 July 2016

The Department of Health's annual accounts, published last week, were further evidence of the increasingly serious financial crisis facing the NHS. Helen McKenna considers the outlook as measures are put in place to restore financial control.

13 June 2016 | Comments: 1

The need has never been greater for transparency and community involvement in decisions about how to manage changes to health and care services, says Alex Baylis.

11 May 2016 | Comments: 5

New analysis from The King’s Fund and the Health Foundation looks at how this year’s NHS funding increase compares with previous years. John Appleby and Adam Roberts find that this year’s increase is the 28th largest since 1975/6.

21 April 2016 | Comments: 2

Chris Ham considers the progress made so far on sustainability and transformation plans, and whether they really have the potential to be a game-changer for the NHS.

12 April 2016 | Comments: 4

Nicola Walsh considers the challenges for health care leaders tasked with developing sustainability and transformation plans, and the behavioural shifts needed to tackle them.

Richard Murray
1 April 2016 | Comments: 1

NHS Improvement aims to deliver better healthcare, transformed care delivery and sustainable finances. With the official launch on 1 April 2016, Richard Murray considers the challenges it faces.

23 March 2016 | Comments: 19

Four months since the first caps on NHS agency staff spend were introduced by Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority, Phoebe Dunn looks at the impact so far.

4 March 2016 | Comments: 3

A shift in emphasis, away from rules and regulation and towards developing positive organisational cultures that encourage risk taking and avoid blame, will be key as the NHS strives to improve quality

18 November 2015 | Comments: 1

The health care system in Victoria, Australia, delivers good results compared with other states, but there are still areas where improvements could be made.

13 March 2015 | Comments: 6
One of the priorities of our medical leadership work is to support those attracted to medical leadership and management. One way of encouraging medical leaders is to give them the same professional status that the medical profession gives to education, training and clinical practice.
5 February 2015 | Comments: 3
Is it appropriate for regulators to be responsible for providing functions under the umbrella of 'supervision', including clinical support, development, and mentorship?
10 December 2014 | Comments: 1
Encouraging leaders to take on new responsibilities will be challenging at a time when financial pain is driving many organisations to focus inwards rather than outwards, says Chris Naylor.
11 September 2014 | Comments: 3
Parallels between the successful transformation of the Veterans Health Administration in the United States and the changes needed in the NHS in England have been made for a number of years. But recent troubles at the VA offer some important lessons for the NHS in the future.
Rachael Addicott
31 July 2014 | Comments: 1
Over the past few years we have seen several high-profile failures of care in NHS acute hospitals in England, leading many in the system to question the ability of performance management and regulatory mechanisms to identify and act on poor performance.
1 July 2014
New organisational models for the NHS could bring benefits but it's the quality of leadership alongside a culture of excellence in performance and accountability for results that will be key, says Candace Imison.
Ayesha Janjua
17 April 2014 | Comments: 5
Ayesha Janjua welcomes the CQC's commitment to make understanding culture an important part of its regulatory framework, particularly as culture and leadership are so important to deliver high-quality compassionate care for patients.
10 April 2014
We don’t need more organisations with the label ‘foundation trust’, we need financial and clinical sustainability in the provider sector, says Candace Imison.
14 March 2014 | Comments: 10
Vijaya Nath reflects on our latest report on medical revalidation, and considers the effect on doctors going through the process.
27 February 2014 | Comments: 1
Jeremy Hunt has asked Sir David Dalton to advise him how to make it easy for NHS 'super-heads' to take over struggling organisations. But will hospital chains work? Candace Imison looks at experience from the UK and abroad.
6 February 2014 | Comments: 4
Although the Care Quality Commission has an important role, the first line of defence against poor quality care must be frontline staff, says Catherine Foot.

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