It is time to press reset and put in place more streamlined and consistent diagnostic services across the country, writes Fiona Carragher
Andy Cowper on governments’ ‘comms big, real problems away ambition’, the PM’s three-tier local alert system and concerning TAT performance.
One of the big short-term decisions with very long-term consequences is the capital allocation for the NHS in this autumn’s spending review and prioritising backlog of elective care, writes Anita Charlesworth
Andy Cowper on government’s ‘live without fear’ chants and the Test and Trace delivery status thus far.
Staggering TAT figures and government’s aspiration driven by superfactors, by Andy Cowper.
Regulatory policies need appointment processes and employment contracts which make the freedom to speak out, a genuine independence for medics. By David Oliver
Andy Cowper sheds light on the policy and politics of healthcare as Simon Stevens closes on completing his tenure.
Population health modelling is helping us to assess the local effects on mental health of the pandemic - but strong national planning is needed to complement this, too, says Joe Rafferty
In his piece, Andy Cowper elaborates on leaders’ attempts to avoid shortcomings of the TAT programme, contracts being awarded without accountability and the prime minister’s Moonshot operation.
Dr Robert Rintoul shares his insights on screening, diagnostics, retaining workforce and harnessing treatment opportunities for lung cancer services amid covid-19.
The idea of health and care providers working together has taken on new significance in the fast-evolving system landscape. Providers collaborate in multiple forms and functions, around multiple clinical and non-clinical services, and across multiple geographies. So, could provider collaboratives be the key to unlocking the next phase of system ...
Prevailing board leadership behaviours are amplified during the protracted NHS emergency, write Ann Highton, Gillian Conway and Naomi Chambers
An international effort to improve patient care through collaboration and the sharing of real-time experience and outcome data helped an NHS trust to stay ahead of the covid ‘curve’, notes Nina Janda
David Oliver explains how statistics have been picked to portray the pandemic as a ‘scamdemic’ and policy responses as over-reactions in a misrepresentation of hospital admissions and bed occupancy rates
More and more waiting lists are disappearing into the 52-week-plus category, notes Rob Findlay
One of the NHS’s flagship teaching trusts has defied NHSX and NHS England by selecting an electronic patient record system supplier not included on their approved framework, HSJ can reveal.
Lessons for NHS to learn from health creators that use a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, creating conducive environment for people to flourish, by Nigel Crisp
Regulators are ‘not good enough’ at holding NHS orgs to account if they discriminate against BME staff
The strategic emphasis on race equality must be strengthened, adding greater use of evidence and learning to achieve change, writes Roger Kline
Charlotte Augst shares her insights on the need to strengthen places and communities to overcome inequalities and rebuild the health and wellbeing sector