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The cost of protecting the NHS budget: how do the parties' pledges fare?

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Adam Roberts 16 October 2014
The NHS will form a fundamental part of debate in the run up to the election in May next year. The Conservatives, Labour and Lib Dems have all made promises to increase the NHS budget should they win....
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Patients can be part of the solution, we just need to let them in

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Mark Duman 08 October 2014
The idea of consumers being at the centre of services is a simple idea that’s illustrated across retail, travel, finance and many other sectors. However health professionals – clinicians a...
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How useful is competition in improving hospital performance?

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Nick Black 30 September 2014
Over the last few years there have been attempts in England to investigate scientifically the claim that competition between health care providers leads to better outcomes. The arguments for and again...
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Whither quality?

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Richard Taunt 25 September 2014
What does the future hold for quality in the NHS? We’ve certainly become accustomed to the quality of health care rising steadily in England. As recently as 2007, only half of those waiting for ...
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A desire to cooperate: could it bring us through hard times?

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Chris Streather 25 September 2014
Last month I spent an interesting Tuesday with 25 health care leaders from across the country discussing approaches to quality in times of austerity. Our brief was to tackle the question of whether th...
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