“Home growing” staff is the key to an integrated infection prevention strategy, writes Liz Grogan
Attention-seeking parties competing in the general election will priortise some, but not all, aspects of health and social care, writes Paul Burstow.
Linking data can offer unbridled benefits to healthcare systems, but at what financial cost? Richard Wood explores how in one healthcare system this has been achieved in little time and with a low price tag.
The best way for the next government to reduce waiting times will be steadily and patiently, by keeping up with demand. Not with a blitz of waiting list initiatives.
Michael White on Frank Dobson, former health secretary, who has died at the age of 79.
This week: Alyson McGregor, national director, Altogether Better
Professor Wendy Burn on ensuring that patients can get the care they need in local facilities
Richard Sloggett gives a lowdown on what the Conservative manifesto might have in store for the NHS
This week: Barry Quirk, chief executive of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
William Pett reflects on concerns among STPs and ICSs that it will be they who pay the price for the ongoing squeeze on the public health grant
Let’s introduce systems management and engineering supported by robust programme and project management and get the NHS to work together as an integrated whole, writes David Lee
Tim Gardner on setting new GP waiting time targets, and the pitfalls of applying a narrowly-focussed solution to ‘fix’ a complex issue
The complex diagnosing and treatment of lung cancer needs the reins of policy tightening. By David Baldwin
This week: Margaret Thatcher and the birth of the internal market
Nearly half of the female NHS workforce between the ages of 45 and 64. Managers and colleagues should talk with them about the menopause and entwine acknowledgement and support into their policies and processes, suggests Jacqui McBurnie
Reverse mentoring builds a bridge with the key protagonists – the senior white leaders who make culture happen within our NHS. By Ali Raza, Kiki Onyesoh and Paul Trower
Having lost her mother 13 years ago in the Mid Staffs disaster, Deb Hazeldine recounts the exemplary end-of-life care her father received recently at the University Hospitals of North Midlands.
Local NHS leaders remain concerned about several wide-ranging issues which could be unleashed on the service if there is a no-deal Brexit, from continuity of medical supplies to transport problems. But an NHS Confederation survey suggests the sector has undergone a robust planning process and is “generally well-prepared”. The lobby ...