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The IAPT story: a case for old fashioned working?

Felicity Dormon 06 November 2014
Access to psychological therapies for those with severe and enduring mental health problems has been much advocated for in mental health circles of late. Great strides have been made in recent years f...
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Reporting and investigations – a new way ahead for patient safety?

Martin Bromiley 04 November 2014
I've written about investigations in health care before but sadly, with a few notable exceptions, things haven't improved. We still waste vast sums of (our) NHS money and, even worse, we create false ...
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Person-centred care: a national context for necessary change

Adrian Sieff 30 October 2014
There is a new orthodoxy: people who use health services can no longer be viewed as passive recipients of care but must be active co-producers of their own health. But there remains a stubborn gap be...
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Developing strategy in the NHS – mission impossible or essential leadership task?

Suzie Bailey 28 October 2014
I’m rarely stuck for words, but recently I found myself struggling when a friend of mine (a director in an NHS foundation trust) asked, ‘How can we possibly plan for the next few years?&rs...
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Betting the farm: inside the NHS Forward View

Richard Taunt 23 October 2014
The NHS is no stranger to five or ten year plans. Today’s publication of the Five year forward view takes its place in a lineage which includes 2009’s NHS 2010-2015: from good to great and...
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