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    Like a circle in a spiral

    2014-03-11T18:40:00Z

    First, let us be absolutely clear that End Game is a profound supporter of NHS Change Day, and applauds both its aims and the outcomes of thousands of tiny improvements to make NHS services more considerate, caring and patient centred.But however committed our cheerleading, we will always be

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    Lincolnshire existentialists

    2014-03-10T10:17:00Z

    Lincolnshire Community Health Services Trust hosted a fun jamboree to try and help inspire some of its resident smokers to kick the habit this month.The trust laid on a day of “1940s-themed No Smoking Day celebrations”, inviting all comers toimmerse themselves in 1940s spirit, with the retro dance

  • Dean Royles director, NHS Employers, and chair of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development
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    Lookey-Likey on the Radio Mikey

    2014-03-07T16:40:00Z

    VaughanRoylesHere are two twinkly-eyed, football loving everyblokes.Both have a personal style combining keen intelligence with down to earth, homespun common sense.Both enjoy wholesome pursuits – though one is into cooking and the other

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    Talking about talking about talking

    2014-03-07T09:53:00Z

    There was so much sense talked at the NHS England Expo, and so very much of it tweeted out by NHS England’s media team, that it’s difficult to single out highlights.But a special mention goes to the SOCIAL COMMAND CENTRE – a sinister sounding piece of apparatus which in fact commanded absolutely

  • Ill woman with thermometer
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    Love over fear in managing absenteeism

    2014-03-06T06:00:00Z

    Managers need to show they care about the wellbeing of their employees

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    The long walk to the boardroom

    2014-03-05T14:42:00Z

    Are we a bunch of hard-nosed hacks who have seen too much of the cutthroat world of health policy? Yes, probably so, but even End Game’s icicle heart was warmed by a recent missive from Surrey and Borders Partnership Trust.We opened the chief executive’s report expecting the financial warnings and

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    You can't run trusts like football clubs

    2014-03-04T16:50:00Z

    It can take years for an underperforming organisation to get out of special measures

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    Sixty per cent guff

    2014-03-04T11:18:00Z

    The important matter of Monitor’s 2013-14 report and accounts was on the agenda at the regulator’s latest board meeting.It won’t be published until July. But it’s not surprising that the wheels have to be set in motion early when its proposed length is 86 pages.We’ll be honest - End Game’s heart

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    Jazz Expo

    2014-02-28T11:30:00Z

    If NHS England had promoted care.data with the same gusto it advertised its own Expo in Manchester this week, it may well have avoided the unwelcome jaunt-up-poo-creak-sans-paddle-come-stool-storm it’s currently navigating.Care.data, which involves the laudable but tricky task of joining up

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    The Downfall of Tim Kelsey

    2014-02-27T11:45:00Z

    It would be charitable to describe care.data as a communications fiasco, but anyone wondering about its impact on the status of NHS England’s national director for patients and information today received an unexpected answer.It came in the form of a Downfall parody video. Readers will surely be

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    Scottish waiting times still worsening

    2014-02-25T17:50:00Z

    Waiting times are getting worse in Scotland, but you wouldn’t know it from the government’s press release.

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    There was no 'golden era' to be a public sector worker

    2014-02-25T06:30:00Z

    Despite the perpetual challenges facing the public sector, young people still want to be social workers, teachers and nurses

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    By the rivers of Babylon, or what Ali Parsa did next

    2014-02-24T13:06:00Z

    Babylon! The Mesopotamian city-state, whose hanging gardens were considered the one of the wonders of the world.Babylon! Founded two millennia before Christ, whose ruins could be seen from the window of one of Saddam Hussein’s palaces.Babylon! Site of the mythic tower of Babel, that enduring

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    Life on the front line is tough wherever you work

    2014-02-24T10:53:00Z

    Many nurses want to move jobs, but the causes of their disillusionment go far beyond their current trust.

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    CQC to improve referral to treatment monitoring

    2014-02-19T15:58:00Z

    The CQC are improving their 18-weeks monitoring. It still isn’t perfect, but that may not be entirely their fault.

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    Update the unwritten rules of workplace behaviour

    2014-02-19T12:33:00Z

    More staff feeling they can be open about their sexuality is a measure of progress in terms of equality

  • Rob Findlay
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    Sandbags, dredging and waiting times forecasts

    2014-02-17T11:03:00Z

    What can the NHS learn from the Environment Agency’s management of flood risk?

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    Your 18 week waits: December 2013 data

    2014-02-14T15:52:00Z

    Interactive maps of local NHS waits around England, showing the pressures and one-year-waits, with links to all the detail by organisation and specialty.

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    Stop looking for a quick fix from the private sector

    2014-02-14T15:49:00Z

    The government puts too much emphasis on leadership and has too much admiration for private sector management

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    And so it begins: the decline of 18 week waits

    2014-02-14T11:22:00Z

    The waiting list usually shrinks from August to December. Not this time. The waiting list now looks set to pass the 3 million mark around Easter, and there is a risk of England-wide 18 week breaches this year.