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Dave West

The 'GP Forward View' avoids some awkward realities of reformSubscription

Today’s national strategy for general practice had to fulfil two separate purposes. In doing so, it has omitted some uncomfortable but important realities, writes Dave West


It’s time for clarity on how to commission for integrationSubscription

Ambiguity on how to proceed in commissioning new care models must be resolved quickly

Alastair McLellan

This needless battle over NHS finances endangers its future Subscription

The bruising contracting round shows the NHS needs a more credible financial trajectory

Jeremy Hunt 2014

Locked in a deadly embrace with junior doctors, Hunt’s end appears nighSubscription

The health secretary should go big on patient safety and keep quiet on that disputed contract

Alastair McLellan

Asking for more money just lets the government off the hookSubscription

Calls for extra cash allow the debate to be diverted into the ‘strong economy, strong NHS’ cul-de-sac

Alastair McLellan

The PHSO leadership must stand downSubscription

The performance of the PHSO has now passed the bounds of acceptability - its leadership must go, says Alastair McLellan.

Alastair McLellan

The influencers on our list hold sway across the health economySubscription

Our third Top Chief Executives List is not intended simply as a historical record of who did well in their own organisation over the last year

Dave West

STPs are being hampered by confusion and indifferenceSubscription

The new health system transformation plans and their leaders are crucial for keeping the Five Year Forward View on track, but the process needs to step up a gear

Alastair Mclellan - Innovators

It's time to celebrate and study the NHS's non-clinical workforce Subscription

How a new inquiry by HSJ is highlighting the crucial role of the non-clinical workforce

Alastair Mclellan - Innovators

Has Jeremy Hunt been health secretary for too long?Subscription

Jeremy Hunt must find a new sense of direction if his long-running reign is to continue

Alastair McLellan

HSJ's new event will help deliver change in the NHSSubscription

The Value in Healthcare Congress has been launched by HSJ this week to help meet the real world challenges faced by NHS leaders.

Alastair Mclellan - Innovators

Well done, Sir Andrew – but your job is not done just yetSubscription

Sir Andrew Morris cannot rest on his laurels after his celebrated turnaround of Wexham Park

Adele Waters

Let’s aim for 50:50 by 2020Subscription

Is an equal gender split on NHS boards within the next four years a reasonable target?

Alastair Mclellan - Innovators

Seeing the real Carter legacy through the smokeSubscription

Post-Carter report, healthcare leaders have their work cut out tackling unwarranted variation

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The 21 questions the NHS must answer this yearSubscription

2016 is one of the NHS’s rare ‘years of opportunity’. The questions below will determine whether it is a success or failure

Gillian fairfield

Nothing stopping women from being good clinicians as well as leadersSubscription

Gillian Fairfield on how women can successfully take up the role of clinician and manager despite all odds

Jeremy Hunt 2014

One less health minister: how the government can lead by exampleSubscription

The Department is facing a reduction in its budget of 20 per cent. It therefore makes perfect sense for one minister to join the hundreds of DH staff who will be made redundant.

Alastair McLellan

Updated: While the CSR deal is a success, it is far from an unmitigated oneSubscription

Simon Stevens pulled off a major coup for the NHS but it’s important to note what wasn’t such a triumph

Alastair McLellan

The HSJ100 shows NHS leadership as it is now, the HSJ Awards reveals how it could be transformedSubscription

The tenth HSJ100, published today, paints a picture of healthcare leadership as it exists today. The HSJ Awards, presented during a joyous celebration last week, shows us how it might be.

Alastair McLellan

How to read the HSJ100Subscription

The HSJ100 is now 10 years old and has retained its unique role of plotting power and influence in the English NHS. However, the HSJ100 is often misunderstood and sometimes criticised for claims it has never made. What follows is a guide on how to read the HSJ100 and its 10th manifestation in particular.

Alastair McLellan

Awards show an NHS dedicated to delivering the best possible careSubscription

The HSJ Awards offer an opportunity to reflect on the past 12 months – a period many expected to bring a new government and deepening challenges for the health service.

Dave West

Big Wednesday will reveal all, including Mr Stevens’ powersSubscription

So much rests on spending review crunch day


Junior doctors: after the strike who will be the peacemakers?Subscription

Minds at the Department of Health and the BMA need to turn to what happens next after industrial action – a prolonged dispute is in nobody’s interest, least of all NHS patients