Stephen Thornton is chief executive of the Health Foundation.
The ‘good old days’ never existed
A change in what “choice” represents in policy has great potential for patients. Now that change needs to be backed with a firm will to implement it, writes Health Foundation chief executive Stephen Thornton.
To commission effectively, consortia will need governance arrangements that create confidence and trust, and build legitimacy and partnerships, writes The Health Foundation chief executive Stephen Thornton.
Dr Foster’s Hospital Guide was no help to managers and patients - in fact it added to the confusion
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Sustaining the strides made in NHS patient engagement will rely on clinicians and managers embracing change, says Stephen Thornton
Primary care managers will be able to have a say in the national GP contract negotiations through a steering committee linked to NHS Confederation negotiators, according to chief executive Stephen Thornton.