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Helping to unlock resources: the changing role of the pharmacist

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Wasim Baqir 21 May 2015
Pharmacy and pharmacists have been long been recognised for their role in ensuring the safe and effective supply of medicines to patients. In the UK, pharmacists have been able to prescribe for almost...
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Six ways to harness the power of people and place to improve health care

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Andrew Constable 20 May 2015
This is the first of two blogs I have written because of my increasing frustration with the failure to take up excellent ideas in health care. There is no shortage of creativity when it comes to ideas...
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Lifting the lid on the role of Secretary of State for Health – what really goes on?

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Edward Davies 19 May 2015
Whom did Margaret Thatcher encourage to 'cut the throat' of health reform? And which Secretary of State told the head of Monitor to 'piss off'? Passions run high when it comes to the NHS and our healt...
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A white Christmas? Crafting government policy papers

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Richard Taunt 14 May 2015
When Andrew Lansley proudly published Liberating the NHS on 9 July 2010, he had many reasons to be cheerful. It was sunny. The NHS plans he’d long talked about were moving towards reality. Being...
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A glazier or a window breaker?

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Jennifer Dixon 14 May 2015
Secretaries of State are either ‘glaziers or window breakers’. Such was one of the more printable conclusions by one of 10 former Secretaries of State for Health interviewed in a rollickin...
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