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Revalidation: a quality improvement or regulatory intervention?

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Julian Archer 04 September 2014
Most clinical academics, like me, work with patients in clinical settings as well as recruiting them to our research. I, however, have found myself becoming, at least in theory, one of my own research...
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Go with the flow: matching capacity with demand in hospitals

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Bryan Jones 01 September 2014
In a financial climate which even the most confident of commentators would describe as highly challenging, the pressure on policymakers to find a way of stemming the rise in emergency attendances and ...
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Unwarranted variation: what can we learn from grommets?

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Laura Schang 27 August 2014
With tighter funding and rising demand for health care, clinical commissioning groups are under pressure to get more benefit out of each pound spent on health care. But where to start? Tackling the wi...
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Person-centred care in primary care: the key to sustainable quality in the NHS?

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Ollie Hart 14 August 2014
The theory and evidence base behind person-centred care is not new. It started in the 1990s with Ed Wagner’s chronic care model. And in the last three months there have been excellent papers det...
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A breath of fresh air in approaches to ‘breathlessness’

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Chiara De Poli 12 August 2014
It is increasingly common for people to live with several chronic conditions and a number of these may give rise to the same symptom. To help improve people’s quality of life, we need to identif...
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