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It’s all about the people: how national policy makers can better support change in the NHS

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Clare Allcock 26 February 2015
How can national policy makers support local change? How can those working in Whitehall’s Ivory Towers help, not hinder, those working on the NHS front line? Having spent the last fifteen years ...
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The wisdom of the crowd: what do people think about the NHS?

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Ben Gershlick 25 February 2015
We’ve known for a while that big groups are pretty good at making decisions. As early as 1907 Sir Francis Galton showed this in his famous study of guesses of an ox’s weight at a show in P...
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Love 'em or loathe 'em, NHS targets are here to stay

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Tim Gardner 23 February 2015
Discussion of the forthcoming UK general election is dominated by military language: battle lines have been drawn, salvoes have been fired, skirmishes are underway. So it seems appropriate to suggest ...
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Let’s start promoting wellbeing, not just treating illness

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Natalie Koussa 19 February 2015
The NHS Five Year Forward View promises unprecedented opportunities for the ways in which people with long-term health needs are enabled to live well, in the ways which matter to them. It calls for a ...
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The funding gap in context: scary, but not as scary as you might think

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Adam Roberts 12 February 2015
A key part of the Conservative party narrative in the run up to May’s election is clearly to make a strong link between the NHS and the economy. For a strong NHS, they say, you need a strong eco...
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