Nick Bosanquet is professor of health policy at Imperial College London and chair of Volterra Health.
The financial problems of the NHS are extremely serious – but more like anaemia than haemorrhage. It is the financial equivalent of a long term medical condition, says Nick Bosanquet.
Trusts with serious financial problems are in danger of being overlooked as a surplus on “aggregate performance” comforts some in the NHS. Nick Bosanquet looks at five ways to avert the hidden crisis.
The pre-Christmas snow shower of documents did little to gather momentum towards better services. Rather, it added to the risk of planning blight for new organisations which have to find personnel and trial their powers and budgets. These are my five steps to rescue the change programme:
As rising costs and a tidal wave of public expectations push the NHS towards a new funding crisis, managers would do well to study the lessons history offers