Here’s to the future of the NHS

Stephen Thornton

If a trawl through the press cuttings is to be believed, the period of my tenure at the Health Foundation has been a tumultuous one in health policy terms. As I complete my last few days as Chief E...

Spreading innovation in healthcare

Stephen Thornton

This week I attended the Reform conference on health innovation, which got me thinking about the different ways that people interpret ‘innovation’. At the Health Foundation, the innovation we promo...

The Liverpool Care Pathway debate

Stephen Thornton

The controversy over the Liverpool Care Pathway that has raged for the past 10 days or so, following horrid and misleading headlines from some newspapers, has this week collided with the Government...

The Bill is now an Act - what next?

Stephen Thornton

Now that the fun and games are over, what will the future bring? Let me clarify – I am not referring to the Olympic Games, for we have yet to experience the thrills and spills of the Paralympics. N...

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