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A story of sadness, anger and hope

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Adrian Sieff 05 February 2014
How are you today? I’m sad, I’m angry, I’m hopeful. Let me tell you why… Denise was diagnosed with anorexia when she was 9 years old. She’s now 16. She has been an inpa...
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How can healthcare get it so right and so wrong? Part 1

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Martin Bromiley 03 February 2014
It’s often said that the NHS isn’t an organisation but a network of organisations – a system, if you like. There are of course good and bad parts in any system, and in this and my ne...
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New year, new directions

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Jennifer Dixon 30 January 2014
It’s been a great privilege to be appointed as chief executive of the Health Foundation – one of the largest health related foundations in the UK. Our endowment of £800m allows ...
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Crying in A&E

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Jennifer Dixon 29 January 2014
Earlier this month came a report from the BBC of a porter at Northern Ireland's biggest accident and emergency department, who said he was ‘fed up watching our nurses cry’ following proble...
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Good outcomes? Bad outcomes? Let patients define value

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Jeremy Taylor 27 January 2014
‘The fundamental goal of healthcare is to increase value. We must define value as the outcomes that matter to patients divided by the cost of achieving those outcomes.’ This is the central...
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