Do we have more data than insight?

Calls for new ways to use information to support better health services are fairly common. However, much less attention is paid to the skilled analysts who can make sense of the data being produced...


Martin Bardsley

Still doing the system’s business

Twelve years ago I received a phone call. I was working for a national body responsible for investigating concerns about serious care failures. The caller suspected that people with learning disabi...


John Illingworth

How do we solve a problem like the weekend effect?

Much has already been said and written about the weekend effect, particularly in the context of a rather polarised debate about the merits of seven day working in the NHS. At times it has felt that...