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District nursing slides

A quality framework for district nursing

Illustrated slides showing nine characteristics of good-quality care in district nursing, taken from interviews with patients, carers and staff.

Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) explained

Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) were announced in NHS planning guidance published in December 2015. But what exactly are STPs and what do they mean for the NHS?
Beccy Ashton

The £22 billion question: how can improvement be spread in the NHS?

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.
Don Berwick

Why the NHS needs a quality improvement strategy

In this Q&A feature, Chris Ham speaks to Don Berwick about why he thinks that now is the right time for a quality improvement strategy in the NHS.
David Buck

Local government public health budgets: a time for turning?

David Buck analyses the latest figures on local government’s planned spending on public health, and considers whether the new Prime Minister might take an interest.
Ruth Robertson

NHS rationing under the radar

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.