28 April 2009
We are in a serious recession from which the NHS is not immune. The Budget signals that no matter who is in power from 2011, medium-term spending prospects are grim.
30 March 2009
Another month, another resignation. Karen Lynas reflects that the many departures of senior management in the NHS has made it a topic of debate
9 February 2009 | Comments: 4
The introduction of patient-reported outcome measures has the potential to transform health care. But NHS leaders must move quickly to engage staff and patients.
16 December 2008
Last week saw the publication of the NHS Operating Framework for 2009/10, with details of PCT allocations and a new formula for calculating those allocations.
19 November 2008
As PCTs face formal judgement of their commissioning skills, The King's Fund offers its views on the new world class commissioning assurance system.
24 October 2008 | Comments: 1
Deciding who does what will be vital if we're to get a quality service from the regulators. Niall Dickson reflects on the new role of the Care Quality Commission.
15 September 2008
Prof. Mike Richards has a challenge to resolve the dilemmas surrounding top-ups; Anna Dixon argues that it needs to be set in a wider context of rationing.
17 July 2008
The NHS Next Stage Review outlines sensible measures to transform patient care, but Niall Dickson argues that real cultural change is needed in the health service.