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Minority governments, the NHS and some stark parallels with the past

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Edward Davies 31 March 2015
I recently tried to explain the concept of watching cricket scores updating on Ceefax to my 7-year-old, who quite understandably decried the entire concept as ‘utter rubbish’. Hardly surpr...
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Really breaking through the innovation barrier in health care

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Jo Bibby 30 March 2015
At the Health Foundation we’ve been supporting teams to test their innovations for over five years through our Shine programmes and, now, through our new Innovating for Improvement programme. We...
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NHS privatisation – what does it really mean?

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Emma Spencelayh 27 March 2015
In recent years there have been very few political debates on the NHS where the term 'privatisation' hasn’t popped up in some form or another. There have also been some strong statements in the ...
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‘Q what?’ Building the profile of quality improvement in the NHS

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Jennifer Dixon 26 March 2015
‘I haven't failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work’ said Thomas Edison, the US’s most prolific inventor. He then went on to invent the light bulb. Trial and error, numer...
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The importance of building improvement capability and capacity in clinical teams

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Tricia Woodhead 26 March 2015
Clinical practitioners are no strangers to change. A major challenge facing any clinician in the 21st century is staying abreast of their field of work. With the so called ‘half-life’ of c...
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