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  • Furness General Hospital
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    What can we learn from the CQC 'cover up' story?

    2013-08-02T16:20:00Z

    Recent events at the regulator bring up many questions and a valuable lesson for senior managers

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    Basildon babe

    2013-07-30T16:02:00Z

    Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust correctly identified the national media’s buttock clenchingly embarrassing over-coverage of the royal birth was a public relations open goal par excellence . Pretty much any old tosh parped out by hospital spinners including the words “royal” and “baby” was guaranteed to be handed ...

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    Known unknowns

    2013-07-30T14:35:00Z

    Massive End Game appreciation goes to South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group, for this beautifully worded admission of ignorance in a recent finance report: “The complexity of the issues involved, and the quality and paucity of data available mean that it is presently not possible to confidently assert that the CCG ...

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    Beat the heat with eaty treat

    2013-07-29T15:43:00Z

    Take it from End Game, there’s nothing more frustrating for a journalist than getting an interesting story with an insufficient level of detail, requiring numerous follow up calls to request extra information. So we heartily thank North Middlesex University Hospital for supplying us with all the facts in a recent ...

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    There will always be staff who feel bullied by managers

    2013-07-29T13:05:00Z

    If staff are asked, “Have you been bullied?”, what is an acceptable amount of yes responses?

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    Your 18 week waits: May 2013 data

    2013-07-26T09:46:00Z

    The local picture on one year and 18 week waits across England, updated with the latest data.

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    Monitor on the move

    2013-07-25T13:38:00Z

    Word reaches End Game that everyone’s favourite NHS economic regulator is vacating its Westminster premises. Apparently Monitor is moving everyone out of their Matthew Parker Street headquarters and into its other central London abode in Waterloo. That leaves a prime bit of central London office space empty - but this ...

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    Tackling inequality is a forgotten priority

    2013-07-25T00:03:00Z

    A current Coronation Street storyline is ideal material for addressing racism issues in organisations

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    The gilded bandwagon

    2013-07-22T11:26:00Z

    When the news of the royal contractions was announced, End Game joined in the celebrations. This wasn’t because we were looking forward to hours, if not days, of tedious fact-free rolling news reports, but because we knew that NHS public relations people will have spent the past few months preparing ...

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    Summer perils

    2013-07-22T10:50:00Z

    We despaired for so long because the sun refused to appear. Now summer’s here it’s apparent that we’d forgotten the dangers of heat waves. End Game was thinking about leaving the office and heading home, and maybe taking the children for a trip around the sun-drenched garden on the ride-on ...

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    A new lobbying scandal?

    2013-07-19T10:13:00Z

    No one can doubt Tory MP, health committee member and former GP Sarah Wollaston’s seriousness. It might not even be too far say she is the parliamentarian most respected by the NHS. No-one would doubt the seriousness of her stance on plain packaging for tobacco, a policy put on a ...

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    The policy doctor

    2013-07-19T10:13:00Z

    Many health policy fans noticed that details of a government review recommending the banning of packed lunches for schoolchildren were published on the same day that the Department of Health decided that actually plain packaging for tobacco products was a terrible idea. End Game was among those confused as to ...

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    Pure froth

    2013-07-19T10:12:00Z

    “Imagine a world where our health literacy matched our coffee literacy.” So tweeted Johnny Marshall, the NHS Confederation policy director and all round jolly good egg, linking to piece he’d written for the BBC. The gist of Mr Marshall’s argument was that patients should be treated more like customers ...

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    It's the vision thing

    2013-07-18T17:00:00Z

    Joseph Chamberlain, the man who brought street lighting and paving to Birmingham, is generally considered the nation’s greatest public health visionary. But perhaps Public Health England can be seen to have similar visionary powers. A few months ago the organisation was widely mocked for producing an action plan to deal ...

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    Summer perils

    2013-07-18T16:58:00Z

    We despaired for so long because the sun refused to appear. Now summer’s here it’s apparent that we’d forgotten the dangers of heat waves. End Game was thinking about leaving the office and heading home, and maybe taking the children for a trip around the sun-drenched garden on the ride-on ...

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    The waiting list grows, but 18 week waits improve

    2013-07-18T14:34:04.463Z

    A narrow record-best on 18 weeks, slippage on one-year-waits, and a further worrying increase in the number waiting.

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    'Special measures' are a stick to beat trusts with

    2013-07-17T16:11:00Z

    In my experience, trying to get out of special measures is the start of reducing the quality of services

  • Chris Hopson
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    We cannot let the NHS slip backwards

    2013-07-12T12:18:00Z

    The NHS has come a long way in the last couple of decades − to keep gaining ground we need a national debate on the kind of NHS we want to see

  • Men at board meeting
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    The difference between a board and a cabinet

    2013-07-11T14:52:00Z

    Council meetings tend to be a bit more rowdy than their NHS trust board counterparts

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    Circularity: the seventh C

    2013-07-11T10:52:00Z

    The first two elements on NHS England’s list of essential elements of compassionate care, featured on a press release commemorating the service’s 65th birthday, bowled End Game over. They are (wait for it!): care and compassion. “Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage and Commitment, are values essential to compassionate care,” says ...