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Why we shouldn't panic about nursing students... yet

Why we shouldn't panic about nursing students... yet

With a shortage of qualified nurses in England already a cause for concern, David Maguire considers whether the decision to scrap the NHS bursary scheme is likely to exacerbate the problem.
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Realising the potential of allied health professions

Realising the potential of allied health professions

In this guest blog, speech and language therapist Joanne Fillingham makes the case for a stronger leadership role for allied health professionals (AHPs).
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Cover image of quality improvement in mental health report

Quality improvement in mental health

Quality improvement has a role to play in improving the quality of care in mental health services. Our report looks at what organisations need to do to implement a quality improvement approach effectively and the benefits this can bring.
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Shilpa Ross

Quality improvement in mental health: a commitment to long-term change

Quality improvement is not a quick fix, and creating the type of cultural change needed to adapt an organisation's whole approach to quality does take time, says Shilpa Ross. 
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Enhancing the healing environment: Carrie’s story  | by Carrie Clarke

Enhancing the healing environment: Carrie’s story

As part of the celebrations for our 120th anniversary, we are asking people to share their stories about the Fund. Here we talk to Carrie Clarke, who received funding through our Enhancing the Healing Environment programme to transform a ward for people with dementia.
Quality improvement in practice: lessons from mental health

Quality improvement in practice: lessons from mental health

Quality improvement is a systematic approach to improving health care based on an iterative process of continuous testing, measurement, learning and change. In this video we speak to quality improvement experts from two of the NHS trusts featured in our report about their experiences.
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Richard Murray

The NHS financial regime: cleverly flexible or horribly messy?

The NHS payments and incentives system is constantly evolving. Richard Murray looks at a system that is attempting to manage deficits and, at the same time, introduce new models of care and ways to pay for them.
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