This Week: May at 10 by Sir Anthony Seldon
Louise Soanes explains the need for the main political parties to address the specific challenges faced by young people with cancer, particularly around the stark inequality that plagues the health service that serves teenagers and young adults
National leaders must act faster to change the payment mechanisms in the NHS, to allow more respiratory care to be delivered in the community, writes Binita Kane.
If patients are to benefit from the most advanced treatments, pharmaceuticals must be on the table in UK trade talks, says Tony Hockley.
For the foreseeable future the NHS and social care system will be very reliant on international workers to prevent staffing shortages from impacting on patient care and acting as a brake on ambitions to improve quality, writes Anita Charlesworth
Small and local charities are dealing with some of the complex and intractable mental health problems which the NHS can’t always address on its own, writes Paul Streets
Policy makers should keep the increasing population with treatable but not curable cancer in mind and ensure there is a clear plan to grow and fund a cancer workforce fit for the future, exhorts Lynda Thomas
Whether ICSs should be relatively thin organisations or become more health authority-like structures is still a mater of debate among their leaders, writes Nicholas Timmins
In an ideal world, NHS hospitals would manage their elective waiting lists according to the needs of patients. Clinically urgent patients would be treated quickly, and routine patients would be treated on a first come, first served basis within a reasonable time. But the world is not ideal, explains Rob ...
Once NHS managers are framed properly as a profession, the doctor, the regulator, the media and the politician might have less excuse to target them. By
STPs and ICSs are beginning to show evidence of the benefits of self-organising as they take on greater oversight of NHS funding and performance and planning, writes Chris Ham
The mediating actions of health and wellbeing boards can bridge the gap between the local government and the NHS. By Richard Murray.
The next wave of healthcare transformation will be a multi-industry partnership, writes Matthew Swindells
“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.