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Opinion and Debate

Selection of tablets and pills

NICE must reduce the red tape to make cancer drug access a reality

Counting the cost of cancer treatment shows up the system’s entrenched conservativism

Yvonne Sawbridge

Making compassionate care the norm starts with our staff

Support staff wellbeing

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End Game cartoon 25 july 2014

End Game: Lansley to go intergalactic?

And meet one of the most obscure healthcare bodies we’ve ever found

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NHS leaders must be more confident in tackling waiting lists

How localism could provide the solution

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Anita Charlesworth

Ways to reduce the increasing NHS pay bill remain elusive

2.6pc spending increase was not part of the plan

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Neil Churchill

Neil Churchill: What I learnt from my day with carers

I saw what’s working and where we need to change

Michael White

Michael White: Compassion requires us to sort out assisted dying law

There was a thoughtful, moving debate in the Lords

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District nurse arriving for a home visit

Transform district nursing to stop it facing extinction

The RCN says we might see its demise within 10 years

Nick de Bois

Election 2015: Let GPs set up 'free school' style clinics

Free clinics would raise primary care standards

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Computers

What went wrong in the demise of Choose and Book?

Let’s get to the root of persistent healthcare IT failures

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Time to recognise the real impact GP led urgent care has on A&Es

The effect of urgent care centres is underestimated

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Roger Taylor

Convince the public that data helps them get the best care

We’ll have to use all the information we’ve got

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Michael White

When localism tips into a postcode lottery

With CCGs ignoring national guidelines, the ‘N’ in NHS is shaky

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Better care fund doesn't match Sheffield's ambition

Why we want a joint health and care budget

Chris Ham

Public service mutuals will inspire greater staff engagement

Devolve more power to local level

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Matthew Swindells

The NHS is on the cusp of its 'iPod moment'

A digital healthcare revolution is around the corner for users

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Matt Tee

Put more faith in trusts to reform care delivery

Dalton review could lead to huge change in the provider landscape

Your Humble Servant

Your Humble Servant: For your own comfort and safety

“Be assured the body is designed for this eventuality”

Rob Findlay

English waiting list tops 3 million, its biggest in six years

The English waiting list is 20 per cent bigger than at the last general election but despite that, long waits have improved under the Coalition. We are now well into the zone where the ‘90 per cent adjusted admitted’ target is at risk

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Whether it's football or the NHS, suddenly everyone's an expert

Leaders must take responsibility for the advice they take onboard

Seagull strife

To North Bristol Trust, where the move into the new £430m private finance initiative hospital has for the most part gone smoothly.

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The language of winners and losers

Sports metaphors aren’t a useful way of describing life in the public sector

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Interim Blood Sciences Manager

£500-£600 per day dependent on experience

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£600+ per day dependent on experience