Blog tagged as: Quality of care

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: 2

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: 2

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.

Ruth Robertson
17 August 2016 | Comments: 3

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.

3 August 2016 | Comments: 1

Following this week's landmark court ruling on the funding of HIV prevention drug PrEP, Alex Baylis considers the complex system of fragmented responsibilities for HIV services.

David Oliver
18 July 2016 | Comments: 10

David Oliver considers some of the positive steps being made towards improving end-of-life care.

1 July 2016 | Comments: 2

Hugh Alderwick takes a look at a new series of essays, commissioned by The King's Fund, that explores hypothetical scenarios for the future of health and social care.

23 June 2016 | Comments: 6

After a busy few days at NHS Confederation conference, Marcus Powell reflects on how the health service can build a new relationship with patients.

21 June 2016

Why is it more difficult than ever for older people to leave hospital? It’s time to leave competitive behaviour behind and embrace the chance to learn from experiences in other UK health systems, says Chris Ham. The NHS in England could learn from improvement programmes under way in Scotland.

David Oliver
26 May 2016 | Comments: 12

David Oliver looks at the findings of the National Audit Office report and considers why hospitals are still failing to discharge older people on time.

13 May 2016 | Comments: 2

As part of the research for our recent report on the pressures facing general practice, we conducted a survey of GP trainees. Anna Charles considers what the results tell us about the state of general practice, as seen by those just entering the profession.

9 May 2016 | Comments: 9

NHS Highland has undertaken major transformation of its health and care service, and is an exemplar of innovation and quality improvement. With the launch of our joint leadership development programme, Vijaya Nath considers what we can learn from its experience.

5 May 2016 | Comments: 5

Beccy Baird highlights the need for nationally collected activity data for general practice.

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