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Exclusive: ICS chair resigns after ‘illegal’ recording circulated on social media

A prominent system leader in London has resigned after a recording of a private conversation in which she made several disparaging comments was circulated on social media.

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Digitising patient records for safe and effective care

An ambitious project in London North West University Healthcare Trust is working to improve patient care by digitising the organisation’s entire active caseload of records

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Listen: How data and digital enables integrated system working and person-centred, inclusive recovery

Patricia Wynn from Oracle Cerner is joined by representatives from North London Partners and North West London Integrated Care System to share insight on how digital and data are key enablers to recovery within an ICS. Participants will share how digital strategies at an ICS level have enabled integrated working ...

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Clinician empowerment is the key to transforming eye care services

Dr Peter Morgan-Warren, BMBCh MA(Oxon) PhD FRCOphth, Therapy Area Head for Ophthalmology at Bayer plc., discusses how involving clinicians in local policy decisions is crucial to improving eye care for patients across the country

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The golden triangle and the golden rule

John Kelly points out the most obvious problem facing the NHS relating to capital, where trusts are unable to spend beyond  their annual CDEL limit

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Restoring eye care services to reduce avoidable sight loss

A recent HSJ webinar explores issues surrounding the huge backlogs for ophthalmology treatments, how to tackle them and the pandemic’s role in our response

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ICSs are officially here, but what needs to be different for digital, data and tech?

The establishment of 42 integrated care systems ushers in an unprecedented opportunity to deliver wide ranging improvements in population health and care as well as wider system performance. If that potential is to be realised, digital and analytics will need to play a central role.

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Leading the charge on a mental health sector transformation

Exclusive insights from the latest mental health roundtable event hosted by RwHealth in partnership with Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

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Unlocking the potential of digital leaders

With an estimated need for over 30,000 digital leaders in the next 10 years, Paul Styler explains why the system needs to act soon to develop the educational capability and infrastructure to address this gap

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How Clinical Decision Support can help the NHS drive workforce transformation

With workforce planning and digital transformation at the forefront of pandemic recovery, digital tools like CDS can play a valuable role in facilitating new, more efficient and safer ways of working

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How successful are the early adopters of the community diagnostic centres?

Wendy Baines explores how the creation of strong partnerships and a collaborative approach to workforce planning will be imperative in order to successfully deliver the vision for community diagnostic centres

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Early cancer detection and the pandemic

The NHS has committed to getting the number of cancers diagnosed in stages I and II up from 54 per cent to 75 per cent by 2028, but GP referrals tumbled and screening programmes came to a virtual halt as the service was hit by covid-19.

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Why outpatients are a mountain of risk and a land of opportunity during the pandemic

The UK’s most well-regarded waiting list expert Rob Findlay joins HSJ’s performance lead James Illman to tackle one of the NHS’ most pressing challenges: the colossal outpatient backlog.

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Improving the pathway for people with severe heart valve disease

With growing numbers of people experiencing aortic stenosis, it’s argued value and quality of care could be improved by smoothing the current pathway

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As the first covid-19 peak ends, elective care demand and capacity modelling must take a new form

Amid an array of new complications, historic models for elective care will need to be reimagined and patient safety remain a guiding principle, argues Karina Malhotra

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Discrimination and inequality cost lives – it’s time to replace virtue signalling with action

Ifti Majid and Danielle Oum explain why clarity of vision is vital as we strive for a healthcare system where ethnicity becomes irrelevant to patient experience and outcomes, as well as staff experience and career prospects

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Leadership Q&A: Care UK

After a successful five year tenure at Care UK, medical director and responsible officer Rob Loveland is planning his retirement. Here he explains why this role offers the right successor an opportunity to provide highly visible and inspiring clinical leadership, championing a professional and open culture which empowers staff to ...

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Telemedicine – clinical negligence considerations

Clinical negligence claims are often built upon a lack of adequate documentation of what was said and allegations that patients have not been properly counselled about risks and alternatives. Elizabeth Thomas explores what this means for the increasingly significant role of telemedicine and the steps which can go a long ...

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Advance care planning – a difficult path to tread?

Advance care planning which is patient specific will not only ensure it acts as a protector of patients’ rights and wishes, but will also be a shield for clinicians against complaint or claim and is an essential tool for providers in ensuring a comprehensive service. Helen Claridge explains

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Using covid crisis recovery to transform the NHS

The covid-19 crisis has brought with it disruptive transformation. Dr Ben Horner, Stephen Sutherland and John Gooch explore ways to ensure that the positive transformative changes are not lost, and ways in which the NHS can take steps to lock-in these improvements