Blog tagged as: NHS reform

29 April 2016 | Comments: 1

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

18 April 2016 | Comments: 7

Whatever the rights and wrongs of the stand-off between the government and junior doctors, failure to reach agreement on a new contract is bad for patients and for staff, says Chris Ham.

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.

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.

11 March 2016 | Comments: 4

A year on from the identification of 29 vanguard sites for the NHS’s new care models programme, Chris Ham reflects on the progress so far.

20 January 2016 | Comments: 8

There are plenty of high-profile problems to keep NHS leaders awake at night, but what are the underlying issues behind the headlines?

Helen Mckenna
12 November 2015 | Comments: 2

Health has found itself caught up in government’s latest big idea. But what does devolution really mean for the NHS?

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?

Ben Collins
24 September 2015 | Comments: 1

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.

17 July 2015 | Comments: 4
The headlines that preceded Jeremy Hunt’s speech at the Fund may have focused on seven-day working, but what he had to say about his approach to reform is likely to be of greater interest to leaders within the NHS.
Richard Murray
12 June 2015 | Comments: 3
It may only be five weeks since the general election, but there has already been a veritable blizzard of announcements coming from the Department of Health and national NHS organisations. So many in fact, that it is no mean feat to step back to make sense of it all.
1 May 2015 | Comments: 1
Both The King’s Fund and the Health Foundation have called for a properly resourced 'transformation fund' to support the kind of large-scale change outlined in the NHS five year forward view. But how big would such a fund need to be and how would it be resourced?
1 April 2015 | Comments: 1
Co-commissioning has arrived. Today 64 CCGs take on fully delegated responsibility for commissioning general practice, while 87 CCGs take on joint commissioning responsibilities working with NHS England.
2 March 2015 | Comments: 6
Last week’s announcement of plans to devolve responsibility for health and social care to statutory organisations in Greater Manchester is a bold initiative that could bring substantial benefits if implemented well.
24 February 2015 | Comments: 6
While NHS policy debates are increasingly painted only in black and white, shades of grey are often more interesting.
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.
11 February 2015 | Comments: 3
Empirically it is hard to say, anecdotally the costs of the NHS reforms – such as lost and delayed focus on the main business of delivering health care – have not been insignificant.
6 February 2015 | Comments: 5

As we head towards the general election, the government’s record on the NHS will come under intense scrutiny. Our review of NHS reform argues that this has been a parliament of two halves.

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