Blog tagged as: Quality of care

5 May 2016 | Comments: 3

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.

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.

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.

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

23 February 2016 | Comments: 8

With the publication today of our new report calling for a quality improvement strategy in the English NHS, Chris Ham discusses the key recommendations and why the current approach is not working.

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.

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?

David Oliver
1 December 2015 | Comments: 16

David Oliver considers the role allied health professionals will have in meeting the challenges facing our health and social care systems and in delivering the new care models outlines in the NHS five year forward view.

Helen Mckenna
26 October 2015 | Comments: 7

When the Care Quality Commission suggested in its recent State of Care report that ‘safer, better care does not necessarily cost more’, the inclusion of the word ‘necessarily’ was  important, says Helen McKenna.

14 October 2015 | Comments: 2

In his keynote address at our annual integrated care summit, Simon Stevens gave what was arguably his most important speech since he took up post. His speech contained three big messages.

12 October 2015 | Comments: 1

The government's proposal for a new contract that gives groups of GPs the opportunity to work more closely with a range of other services is not a bad idea, says Hugh Alderwick.

David Oliver
6 October 2015 | Comments: 17

Healthwatch England’s recent report, Safely home, described in harrowing detail the personal stories of patients who felt that their discharge from hospital was unsupported. It also described patients marooned in acute beds unable to move on. So how can older people's care be improved?

18 September 2015 | Comments: 4
Amid growing concern that most NHS providers are sliding into deficit, arguably we should be even more worried about social care providers, says Richard Humphries.
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?
9 September 2015 | Comments: 1
Misuse occurs in the NHS when health services are poorly delivered. So how big is the problem of preventable harm in health care?
Rachael Addicott
24 August 2015 | Comments: 6
Although the ambitions of the care models in the US may resonate with our intentions here, we would be wise to learn from the early experiences of those who went before us, says Rachael Addicott.

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