The eye of the needle

Richard Taunt

The planning guidance seeks to balance three main priorities and in so doing presents the NHS with an ancient problem. Scholars of ancient Greek could help with the answer, writes Richard Taunt. ...

The 18-month plan

Richard Taunt

This week marks the anniversary of the publication of the Five Year Forward View - Anita Charlesworth and Richard Taunt call for an 18-month plan for the NHS.

Whither quality?

Richard Taunt

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 ele...