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Opinion and Debate

Rob Findlay

The remedies for perverse targets in NHS guidance

The draft NHS contract needs amending

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HSJ Annual Lecture 2014

HSJ annual lecture transcript: Simon Stevens' on forward view for the NHS

The edited transcript of the speech given by Simon Stevens at the HSJ inaugural lecture.

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Rob Findlay

The NHS contract will make perverse targets worse for hospitals

They are less likely to clear backlogs

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Alastair McLellan

The NHS's challenging new year will be dominated by four themes

2015 is set to be a crucial year

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Judith Smith

Pharmacists as care givers can make the forward view come true

A chance for new models of care

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HSJ100 LEADERS ICON-POLITICS

HSJ100 analysis - politics: Importance of NHS is the only certainty in next election

Our top names are those best positioned to shape a year of volatility and voters, writes HSJ editor Alastair McLellan

HSJ100 LEADERS ICON-COMMISSIONING

HSJ100 analysis – commissioning: Stevens’ style reinforces his position

Simon Stevens’ immense political capital means much of the power and influence in the commissioning system sits with him in the top spot. Were they allowed, the judges might have considered inventing a position above number one for him.

HSJ100 LEADERS ICON-PROVIDERS

HSJ100 analysis – providers: Trusts will weather a time of faltering and flux

The provider sector is facing significant upheaval in 2015 - even before you take into account the finance and performance problems trusts will undoubtedly face.

HSJ100 LEADERS ICON-FINANCE

HSJ100 analysis - finance: Civil servants and Labour rise on tide of the two big dates

There are two dates in 2015 that loom very large in the minds of all those on the HSJ100 with responsibility for the financial health of the NHS.

HSJ100 analysis – technology: Amateur night is over but top tech talent is still wanting

NHS England’s national director for patients and information Tim Kelsey (42) sent out an unequivocal message to health service leaders last month to mark the launch of an NHS national technology strategy.

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HSJ100 LEADERS ICON-SAFETY

HSJ100 analysis – safety and quality: Post-Francis NHS must stay safe without spending more

After the sea change in focus on quality and safety that followed the 2013 Francis report, 2015 will be about ensuring the issue remains at the top of the list in the face of an ever more challenging financial position.

HSJ100 LEADERS ICON-WORKFORCE

HSJ100 analysis – workforce: Recruitment set to become key political battleground

The last 18 months has seen an unprecedented focus on the NHS workforce following the Francis report into the failures at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust and this is unlikely to lessen in the coming year despite mounting financial pressures on acute trusts.

HSJ100 LEADERS ICON-INTEGRATION

HSJ100 analysis – integration: The ‘joined up’ thinkers at the heart of party policy

In various forms, integration is the dominant principle underpinning the policy offers from all three major parties, and in particular explains the positioning of Norman Lamb and Andy Burnham in the top 100.

Chris Powell

Advertising can change public behaviour towards the NHS

It can also save billions

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Richard Lewis

Vacancy crisis: It's too tough in the NHS top jobs

Time to tackle board vacancy crisis

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Rob Findlay

England's £250m waiting list initiative slips again

October was another flop for the government’s waiting list policy

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