Blog tagged as: Patient experience

23 August 2016 | Comments: 2

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.

Ruth Robertson
17 August 2016 | Comments: 3

With local health systems being told to balance their books in the middle of the biggest financial crisis in recent NHS history, Ruth Robertson considers the impact of this pressure on patients and staff.

8 August 2016 | Comments: 4

Ensuring different IT systems work efficiently together is essential for improving integrated care for patients in the health and social care systems. David Maguire considers progress to date and future challenges.

David Oliver
18 July 2016 | Comments: 6

David Oliver considers some of the positive steps being made towards improving end-of-life care.

4 July 2016 | Comments: 7

Marcus Powell considers how, in a digital world, patients can embrace the opportunity to become partners and share in the decision-making that affects their care.

1 July 2016 | Comments: 2

Hugh Alderwick takes a look at a new series of essays, commissioned by The King's Fund, that explores hypothetical scenarios for the future of health and social care.

23 June 2016 | Comments: 6

After a busy few days at NHS Confederation conference, Marcus Powell reflects on how the health service can build a new relationship with patients.

David Oliver
26 May 2016 | Comments: 11

David Oliver looks at the findings of the National Audit Office report and considers why hospitals are still failing to discharge older people on time.

13 May 2016 | Comments: 2

As part of the research for our recent report on the pressures facing general practice, we conducted a survey of GP trainees. Anna Charles considers what the results tell us about the state of general practice, as seen by those just entering the profession.

5 May 2016 | Comments: 5

Beccy Baird highlights the need for nationally collected activity data for general practice.

20 April 2016 | Comments: 2

Jo Maybin looks at the challenges and rewards of researching the experiences of older people who receive district nursing care.

Ruth Robertson
31 March 2016 | Comments: 4

Ruth Robertson looks at the ways in which NHS financial pressures can affect patient care, and the difficulties in assessing the real impact.

Guest blog
9 March 2016 | Comments: 5

In a guest blog to coincide with the launch of our report on integrating physical and mental health care, Tessa Jelen writes about the importance of information and support – for both physical and mental wellbeing – for people diagnosed with a long-term condition.

David Oliver
10 February 2016 | Comments: 4

Ahead of our upcoming conference on delivering integrated care for older people with frailty, David Oliver reflects on the current challenges and opportunities.

Shilpa Ross
11 January 2016 | Comments: 7

Shilpa Ross considers how, at a challenging time for the NHS, we can create compassionate cultures for patients and staff alike.

21 December 2015 | Comments: 5

David Maguire discusses the issues surrounding premature discharge or people leaving hospital too soon and the effect this may have on re-admission rates.

Joni Jabbal
10 December 2015 | Comments: 6

Joni Jabbal looks at what enables NHS acute trusts to take data from inpatient surveys, understand it, work with it, and use it to improve patient experience overall.

7 December 2015

Do the public still trust doctors and nurses to deliver high-quality care and put patients’ interests first, or could high-profile failings and inspection results have contributed to a change in public opinion?

Becky Seale
29 October 2015 | Comments: 9

Becky Seale shares the story of The King’s Fund’s new and still emerging relationship with patients, service users and citizens – how it has developed so far and where it might go in the future.

16 September 2015 | Comments: 1
The coalition government outlined a framework for a network of local Healthwatch organisations, with the aim of creating a credible, representative and influential public voice in the system. So how have these organisations been developing?

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