Blog tagged as: Productivity and finance

29 April 2016 | Comments: 3

Transformational change can only be achieved with the ongoing involvement, engagement and commitment of leadership and staff throughout NHS organisations, says Michael West.

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.

7 April 2016 | Comments: 4

Chris Ham outlines the proposals set out in our new agenda for action to tackle the growing crisis in health and social care.

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: 17

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.

18 March 2016

David Buck considers the implications of the recent Budget announcements for the future of public health.

29 February 2016 | Comments: 3

NICE is one of the few arms-length bodies established by the last Labour government to have survived. Nicholas Timmins discusses the challenges and controversies it has faced along the way.

18 February 2016 | Comments: 3

With the financial outlook for the NHS looking bleak, Joni Jabbal explores what finance directors are telling us about the real-life detail behind the figures.

Richard Murray
16 February 2016

Richard Murray looks at some of the most revealing statistics from the NHS England Combined performance summary published last week.

Ben Collins
15 February 2016 | Comments: 10

Ben Collins argues that changes in government policy coupled with worsening NHS finances have now fatally compromised the foundation trust model.

Richard Murray
12 February 2016 | Comments: 1

With the recent publication of the Carter Review’s final report on operational productivity in acute hospitals, Richard Murray reflects on whether it proposes a realistic approach to implementation.

5 February 2016 | Comments: 2

With the publication today of our briefing on the impact of the NHS planning guidance, Phoebe Dunn discusses the key findings and what this could mean for the future of the NHS.

25 January 2016 | Comments: 10

Chris Ham reflects on the recent announcement that three former senior health ministers have proposed a cross-party commission to tackle the substantial pressures now facing health and social care.

22 January 2016 | Comments: 4

Media reports suggest that the Chancellor is actively considering a radical reform of pension tax relief. Nicholas Timmins considers the potential outcomes.

20 January 2016 | Comments: 15

John Appleby looks at how much we would need to spend on health to close the spending gap between the United Kingdom and other EU and OECD countries.

18 January 2016 | Comments: 7

Will NHS leaders embrace the opportunities offered by the new NHS planning guidance to plan and deliver care based on places rather than organisations? Hugh Alderwick considers the challenges and timescales involved.

Richard Murray
14 January 2016 | Comments: 2

Richard Murray reflects on the implications of the new NHS planning guidance and how funding from the newly created Sustainability and Transformation Fund will be allocated.

4 January 2016 | Comments: 12

Chris Ham considers how the NHS can tackle the biggest challenge it faces in 2016 - meeting the £22 billion productivity challenge.

20 November 2015 | Comments: 3

With the NHS overspend running at £1.62 billion for the first half of the year, what are the options available to trusts struggling to stay in budget?

8 November 2015 | Comments: 5

Ahead of the Spending Review, Richard Humphries and John Appleby look at the data to examine the likely fall in social care spending.

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