Health secretary Jeremy Hunt explains why the digitising of medical records will only bring positive change if the NHS can avoid the elephant traps of increased bureaucracy, blurred accountability, financial waste and insecure data.
Most transformation projects fail because they start as IT projects
The disproportionate number of black, Asian and minority ethnic doctors referred to the General Medical Council is an “institutional problem” and “widespread” in the NHS, the chief executive of the regulator has said.
New research has highlighted how social enterprises are in many ways outperforming traditional providers, arguably offering a blueprint of a better way of doing things, notes Alison Reid
CCG ratings dominated the headlines after Jeremy Hunt’s HSJ annual lecture – but experts who convened to discuss its implications were far more interested in his vision of powerful patients, reports Claire Read