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Tim Gardner, senior policy fellow at the Health Foundation, examines the lessons manifesto authors should learn from past policies
Dr Chris Streather, group chief medical officer at the Royal Free London NHS Trust, explains how removing variation and working more effectively with partners has enabled them to improve the service patients receive and achieve savings
The State of Care report is CQC’s comprehensive annual overview of the quality of health and social care in England. Sabina Hafesji, senior policy advisor at the NHS Confederation, summarises its findings
Nick Ville, director of Membership and Policy at NHS Confederation, reflects on the 'engine room' of developing STP/ICS partnerships, their fragility and why they are too important not to be properly resourced
The NHS’s new AI lab needs to focus on the needs of patients and the health system
Dawn Butler of Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust and Sarah Walter of the NHS Confederation explore what we can learn from Torbay’s experience as an integrated care organisation operating within a challenged national context.
Colin Scales, chief executive of the Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, talks about the changing role he sees for community trusts that operate over large geographies, and why his organisation will not exist in its current form in two to three years’ time
Social Prescribing Link Workers have become a crucial new profession and their impact has been acknowledged by a growing number of NHS hospitals, as evidenced by several initiatives
Is the NHS up for sale, and could a post-Brexit trade agreement with the USA lead to the privatisation of the NHS? Kate Ling, senior European policy manager at the NHS Confederation gives her views.
As the multiple applications of LFR technology emerge, including in the medical sector, barrister John Goss outlines some of the issues surrounding its use
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