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  • News

    Queen's speech: government to make Darzi review law

    2008-12-03T13:36:00Z

    The government will legislate to take forward the proposals in health minister Lord Darzi's next stage review, it was confirmed in the Queen's speech today. The NHS bill will create a duty to take account of the rights and responsibilities set out in the NHS constitution, which will be published ...

  • Comment

    David Amos on developing the NHS workforce

    2008-12-01T01:00:00Z

    Into media coverage dominated by world events has crept something intriguing about bees. Scientists at Queensland University have used nectar-drenched markers in a tunnel to show that the insects can count up to four.

  • News

    Patients warn of clinical metrics bias

    2008-11-27T09:00:00Z

    Efforts to win doctors' support for measuring quality should not be at the expense of involving patients, the Department of Health has been warned.

  • News

    Advancing quality in the North West

    2008-11-27T09:00:00Z

    The system being implemented in the North West was developed by US firm Premier, owned by 200 of the country’s not-for-profit hospitals.

  • News

    Quality accounts: pressure on to pick a winning combination

    2008-11-27T09:00:00Z

    In 18 months, trusts will have to produce their first quality accounts, based on a selection from hundreds of indicators. Dave West asks how trusts should choose their criteria, and how to act on what they find

  • Leader

    Data tsunami will swamp trusts unless commissioners get a say

    2008-11-20T09:00:00Z

    The clinical data revolution came closer this week with the unveiling of the approach for improving quality and a survey on what to include in quality accounts.

  • News

    Local NHS managers will get free choice of quality measures

    2008-11-20T09:00:00Z

    The Department of Health has published an ambitious framework for improving the quality of NHS care but its architect Lord Darzi has warned it is likely to get off to a slow start.

  • News

    DH sets out framework for improving quality of care

    2008-11-18T12:00:00Z

    The Department of Health has set out how NHS organisations should move towards measuring and improving quality of care. Chief executive David Nicholson and medical director Sir Bruce Keogh have written to managers with a framework describing the role different organisations will play.

  • News

    Monitor attempts to keep DH 'at bay'

    2008-11-06T09:00:00Z

    Monitor and the Department of Health could be heading for another tussle over central direction versus local freedoms.

  • News

    Financial turbulence threatens NHS reforms

    2008-10-16T09:00:00Z

    Question over 550m earmarked for next stage review Concerns SHAs will be less able to support financially troubled trusts Potential refocusing on capacity over quality and choice Fears national work to define quality measures and legislate on compulsory quality accounts will be neglected Possible funding problems for social care ...

  • Comment

    Mark Johnson on what Darzi means for NHS innovation

    2008-10-08T01:00:00Z

    Lord Darzi's review puts quality at the heart of the NHS. This vision can only be achieved through new forms of partnership working between the public, private and third sectors.

  • Comment

    Andrew Jones on achieving quality care

    2008-09-01T09:00:00Z

    Piloting the NHS towards quality requires robust regulation and inspection, and the DH has already set up overlapping organisations to provide this, presumably with a thinly spread budget. But if Lord Darzi's plan is to be accomplished, it will require action rather than rhetoric, and action requires funding.

  • Comment

    Ken Jarrold on Darzi and nursing

    2008-08-25T09:00:00Z

    While Lord Darzi's review of the NHS is to be warmly supported, it is astonishing that it contains almost no reference to nursing or to ward and team leaders.

  • Comment

    Andrea Sutcliffe on transforming the NHS

    2008-08-22T09:00:00Z

    NHS 60 week was full of celebration of the past and, as Lord Darzi unveiled his plans for the next 10 years, full of promise for the future.

  • HSJ Knowledge

    Improving quality: a perfect 10 from patients

    2008-08-14T09:00:00Z

    The next stage of NHS reform will be about improving quality - and an ambitious outcomes measurement regime will be crucial, say Jon Sussex and Adrian Towse

  • Comment

    Robina Shah on speaking Darzi's language

    2008-07-18T09:00:00Z

    Nelson Mandela once said: 'If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.'

  • Comment

    Partnership is key to delivering Lord Darzi’s NHS vision

    2008-07-03T16:57:11Z

    Lord Darzi’s Final Report High Quality Care for All puts quality at the heart of the NHS. His vision can only be achieved on the required scale through new forms of partnership between public, private and third sectors. For healthcare providers, there are some exciting incentives to encourage new ...

  • News

    Darzi quality incentive puts £1bn at stake

    2008-07-03T09:00:00Z

    Up to 1bn - or 3 per cent - of annual hospital trust income will be contingent on meeting service quality requirements by 2010-11.

  • News

    Darzi launches 10-year vision for the NHS

    2008-06-30T15:30:00Z

    Health minister Lord Darzi has set out his vision for an NHS focused on quality of services, where patients' wishes come first and nurses and doctors have the freedom to offer the safest and most effective treatment.