A message of hope for the NHS

There are a lot of problems in the NHS right now. And there are a lot of articles and blogs listing them one by one in all their glory. I’ve even written some of them. But this isn’t one of those b...

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Edward Davies

Healthcare, holidays and how we make choices

At last week’s National Voices conference, David Nicholson asked why it is that people will spend hours and weeks researching and planning a holiday, or purchasing a new car, but don't put the same...

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Jo Bibby

Confronting the risks of unintended consequences

There are moments when you sense that we might be on the edge of some genuine transformation. For me, last week’s Reform conference was one of them. The theme was the ‘new NHS’ and considered th...

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Jo Bibby

Putting care back into health care

Over twenty years ago, my first job at the Department of Health was setting up the NHS Health Technology Assessment programme. At the same time, another programme was coming into being – the Cochra...

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Jo Bibby

Pre-pregnancy care in diabetes

Led by Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, this project aimed to raise awareness of the need for pre-pregnancy care for women with diabetes, among women themselves along with professionals such a...

Improvement project

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