Blog tagged as: Service redesign

1 October 2015 | Comments: 5

With the first anniversary of the NHS five year forward view approaching rapidly, how are new care models developing, and what are the prospects for the future?

24 September 2015

What can be done to improve the quality of decision-making on NHS mergers, and can the tide of unsuccessful mergers be stemmed?

22 September 2015 | Comments: 4

Is the ‘purchaser–provider split’ dead? No. Is it dying? Quite possibly, says Nicholas Timmins.

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.
14 April 2015 | Comments: 5
With the NHS facing growing pressures on all fronts, following the general election the next government is likely to begin a new round of NHS service reconfiguration planning. So what are the challenges around service reconfiguration? And what evidence is available to help guide the process?
18 February 2015 | Comments: 13
‘Implementing the Forward View’ is often synonymous with ‘establishing multispecialty community providers and primary and acute care systems’. But this risks leaving behind the more radical chapter of the Forward View – chapter two, on engaging patients and communities.
25 November 2014 | Comments: 3
Our research highlights major gaps in the evidence for the reconfiguration of clinical services.
13 November 2014 | Comments: 7
While many policy-makers focus on organisational structures, it is clear that successful implementation of the NHS five year forward view will hinge on getting the staffing right.
14 August 2014 | Comments: 1
‘We need clinical commissioning groups to become accountable care organisations’ – that’s what Jeremy Hunt said recently in parliament. But what does this really mean and will it work in practice? Rachael Addicott gives her analysis.
1 April 2014 | Comments: 2
Simon Stevens takes up his post as Chief Executive of NHS England today, with an inbox that will be full to overflowing. But what are the three issues that demand his immediate attention?
26 March 2014 | Comments: 4
How do other countries respond to the challenges of funding health and care for an ageing population? Sarah Gregory takes a closer look in her latest blog.
20 March 2014 | Comments: 1
Rachael Addicott looks at what we can learn from the Southcentral Foundation's system-wide transformation of care in Alaska.
23 January 2014 | Comments: 2
The success of the £3.8 billion Better Care Fund – designed to promote integrated care and help shift care closer to home – depends on a different kind of chemistry between local NHS organisations and their local authority partners.
14 January 2014 | Comments: 12
Chris Ham reflects on his recent visit to the Royal Free Hospital in London to discuss the role of acute hospitals in developing integrated care.
13 January 2014 | Comments: 3
In her new data blog, Yang Tian draws on previously unpublished results from the most recent British Social Attitudes survey to see what the public think about who should pay for social care services.
19 December 2013 | Comments: 1
Nicola Walsh reflects on the first World Innovation Summit for Health which explored new and innovative ways to tackle a variety of global health care challenges.
28 October 2013 | Comments: 1
Amid the furore of the Competition Commission’s decision to refuse the merger of Bournemouth and Poole, some significant changes to the current failure regime have been approved in amendments to the Care Bill.
23 October 2013
Some may argue that deep thinking about the future isn’t really necessary, but how could this foresight benefit the health and social care system?
18 October 2013 | Comments: 6
What are the repercussions of the Competition Commission's rejection of the proposed merger in Bournemouth and Poole?
26 June 2013 | Comments: 1
The financial and service challenges facing the NHS in London will not be met by the new NHS organisations established in April. This is the stark conclusion of our updated analysis of health care in London.