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The road to a national strategy for human factors: Part 2 – forging the right links

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Martin Bromiley 21 July 2014
In many respects the NHS can be proud of what it’s done around human factors. No other national health care system has yet tried to do what we’re doing, so it’s no surprise that it&r...
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Quality control: keeping a tight grip on systems

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Nick Barber 17 July 2014
There is a paradox about safety in hospitals. In more than 20 years of research I often found errors in 5-10% (and sometimes far higher) of actions, and yet there are certain areas of hospitals in whi...
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Amazing that the NHS has changed as much as it has...

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Jennifer Dixon 17 July 2014
Clearly the NHS is under stress. Up until now the quality of care broadly seems to have held up, as QualityWatch – our joint programme with the Nuffield Trust – showed last Octob...
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Turning the supertanker: finding the NHS quality/cost sweet spot

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Anita Charlesworth 17 July 2014
The NHS is often compared to a supertanker – huge and slow moving – but, in at least one regard, this analogy doesn’t work. That area is money. Whilst the sums involved in healt...
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Quality, access and affordability: can the NHS do it all?

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Richard Taunt 17 July 2014
Like many others working in health policy, I’m a big fan of a well chosen metaphor. My favourite at the moment is the so-called ‘iron triangle’ – that all health care systems a...
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