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The funding gap in context: scary, but not as scary as you might think

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Adam Roberts 12 February 2015
A key part of the Conservative party narrative in the run up to May’s election is clearly to make a strong link between the NHS and the economy. For a strong NHS, they say, you need a strong eco...
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What next for the Francis culture of safety? Six steps to start

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Jo Bibby 11 February 2015
No-one would claim that changing culture is easy, but it is possible. And in light of Robert Francis’s latest report we know that there is still much to be done if we are to create the learning ...
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Technology and innovation: using virtual clinic follow-up for joint replacement patients

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Dan Williams 10 February 2015
The NHS faces a demographic timebomb and ever-increasing costs of newer tests and treatments. While better treatments and a population that’s living longer are both good news, there’s fore...
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What does it really take to improve patient safety?

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Penny Pereira 06 February 2015
How confident are you that the risk management processes in your organisation enable you to predict and manage all the risks your patients are likely to face? If you have doubts, you’re probably...
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What are the implications of objections to the 2015/16 tariff?

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Anita Charlesworth 05 February 2015
Last week Monitor and NHS England announced that, due to the number of objections raised against their proposals for the 2015/16 tariff, implementation of the new tariff would be delayed. Just over 1 ...
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