Blog tagged as: Patient experience

24 May 2017 | Comments: 4

Durka Dougall challenges NHS leaders to work more closely with patients, carers and staff in order to understand what’s important to them and make the tough decisions together.

Guest blog
10 May 2017 | Comments: 3

Jocelyn Cornwell explores how vulnerable patients can feel in hospital and argues that the quality of relational care should be given the same priority as clinical quality and patient safety.

David Oliver
3 May 2017 | Comments: 1

David Oliver explains why we should focus on issues at the NHS front line. Giving more time and thought to the experience of acutely ill medical patients would bring benefits to the entire health system.

Guest blog
27 April 2017 | Comments: 4

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.

Guest blog
Tom Nutt
29 March 2017 | Comments: 2

Examples of where care is compromised by resource constraints are often most evident in stories from the local community, says Tom Nutt, Chief Executive of Healthwatch Essex.

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: 8

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: 8

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.

Joni Jabbal
1 December 2016 | Comments: 1

Over the summer, a judicial review ruled that NHS England has the legal power to fund the use of anti-retroviral drugs (pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP) for HIV prevention as well as for treatment.

24 November 2016

Lynsey Hawker looks through The King’s Fund’s archive to explore how guidance on what constitutes good-quality patient information has changed over the years.

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.

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.

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.

8 August 2016 | Comments: 4

Ensuring different IT systems work efficiently together is essential for improving integrated care for patients in the health and social care systems. David Maguire considers progress to date and future challenges.

David Oliver
18 July 2016 | Comments: 10

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

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