Blog tagged as: Quality of care

Guest blog
27 April 2017

Ahead of the publication of our report, Organising care at the NHS front line, Elin Roddy shares her experience of providing care for acutely ill medical patients.

Ruth Robertson
3 April 2017 | Comments: 2

Ruth Robertson looks at the impact of wider financial pressures on genito-urinary medicine (GUM) services, and what this means for service users.

14 March 2017 | Comments: 6

We know that financial and operational pressures in the NHS can affect patient care in a number of ways, but how and why does the impact vary across different service areas?

16 February 2017 | Comments: 5

How does the national media understand and report on ‘rationing’ in the NHS, and what is the impact of this coverage? Anna Charles reports on our findings.

1 February 2017 | Comments: 7

Having spent time shadowing frontline physicians in acute hospitals, Chris Ham and Don Berwick set out the challenges they observed and talk about how the Fund is working with others to develop an agenda for improvements.

Don Berwick
1 February 2017 | Comments: 7

Having spent time shadowing frontline physicians in acute hospitals, Chris Ham and Don Berwick set out the challenges they observed and talk about how the Fund is working with others to develop an agenda for improvements.

Shilpa Ross
30 January 2017 | Comments: 1

Quality improvement requires commitment, resources and strong leadership to deliver sustainable results. Shilpa Ross looks at what we can learn from mental health organisations.

Don Berwick
26 January 2017 | Comments: 7

Don Berwick sees the impact of work under way in the vanguards, and considers how their innovative approaches could be shared more widely across the NHS.

23 January 2017 | Comments: 3

David Buck looks at the seemingly paradoxical trends in children and young people’s health and wellbeing, and argues that it’s time for policy-makers to start responding.

7 December 2016 | Comments: 6

Following our recent event on keeping people safer in the health and care system, David Naylor reflects on how the ‘implementation gap’ between theory and practice can be narrowed.

14 November 2016 | Comments: 3

Drawing on the findings of our report on sustainability and transformation plans, Nicola Walsh considers how local leaders and organisations will need to work together to ensure the plans lead to real improvements in care.

31 October 2016 | Comments: 9

Jane McGrath of community interest company West London Collaborative sets out what distinguishes true co-production from patient involvement.

David Oliver
21 October 2016 | Comments: 7

David Oliver considers the role of care homes in the social care sector, and the challenges that need to be tackled while seeking to improve the health and wellbeing of care home residents.

6 October 2016 | Comments: 4

As local areas prepare to take forward the recommendations of the national maternity review, Lillie Wenzel considers the role of user feedback in driving improvements in maternity services.

Guest blog
13 September 2016 | Comments: 8

Rebecca Myers, a community staff nurse in London, shares her thoughts on what ‘good care’ looks like in district nursing services.

Julia Fernando
7 September 2016 | Comments: 4

In January we launched a two-year programme with NHS Improvement to help trusts to review and improve their workplace culture. At the end of the pilot phase, Julia Fernando reflects on what we have learnt so far.

Sarah Massie
2 September 2016 | Comments: 3

With the launch of our new leadership development programme, Sarah Massie considers the challenges faced by health care leaders and the importance of maintaining compassion in a high-pressure environment.

1 September 2016 | Comments: 3

How much do we know about district nursing services? Anna Charles reflects on the challenges of assessing the volume and quality of care being delivered in people’s homes.

Guest blog
Suzette Woodward
30 August 2016 | Comments: 3

Dr Suzette Woodward, national campaign director for NHS England’s Sign up to Safety campaign, reflects on the difficulty of introducing new methods to improve patient safety and what can be done to improve the success rate when it comes to putting theory into practice.

23 August 2016 | Comments: 5

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.

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