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Ex-minister and ‘Compare the Market’ chief join NHSE board


A former Conservative minister, GP leader, business chief, and an eminent healthcare scientist are joining the NHS England board, nearly a year after the non-executive director posts were advertised.

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Hospital had wrong CQC rating for four years


A general hospital was wrongly denied an “outstanding” rating for four years due to a calculation error, the Care Quality Commission has admitted.

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Addressing the urgency in wound care: alleviating the unseen suffering in patients


Measuring health outcomes is of paramount importance for the NHS, playing a pivotal role in enhancing the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of healthcare delivery. The NHS faces the dual challenge of providing equitable access to healthcare services while ensuring that the care delivered leads to positive health outcomes for individuals ...

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The story of the NHS


Understanding the origins of the NHS can help shed light on the challenges it now faces, as a new book on the history of the service – on offer to HSJ readers – goes to show.


Improving the lives of the people through place-based procurement


Stuart Watkins, health business manager at Crown Commercial Service, explains the importance of place-based procurement and offers key considerations for developing successful policies

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Amidst the data buzz, how can we unlock value from what’s already there?


Dan Midgley discusses the importance of harnessing NHS data to drive innovation and improve patient outcomes in healthcare

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Leadership Q&A: Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust


In the latest edition of our Leadership Q&A, Mel Coombes MBE, chief executive of Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust tells us about the trust’s vision for the future, and how you can be a leader at the heart of it


Medicines optimisation: How should value be measured?


The panel at a recent HSJ webinar argued value in medicine goes far beyond a review of the price tag – and expressed optimism that the ICS landscape presents opportunities to develop that broader understanding


Top CEOs roundtable 2023


HSJ brought together a panel of trust chief executives drawn from its annual list of the NHS’s Top 50 CEOs. Their discussion explored how trusts will cope with the renewed financial challenge and what values-based leadership means to them

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Leadership Q&A: NHS Resolution


Helen Vernon explains why the role of director of safety and learning at NHS Resolution can make a lasting difference to the safety of NHS patients

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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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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


Our NHS people, Ramadan and covid-19


Dr Habib Naqvi urges Muslim NHS staff to adapt usual religious and cultural practices during Ramadan and follow social distancing to save lives

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Will covid-19 close the integrated care gap or widen it?


It is time to rapidly shift our focus onto the primary, community and social care frontline to make our vision for integrated care a reality, writes Conor Burke