Blog tagged as: Quality of care

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.

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: 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.

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: 4

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.

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