Star: a tool for commissioners

Star – socio-technical allocation of resources – is a new approach to priority setting, to help commissioners and those planning services to allocate their health resources to benefit patients in t...

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Measuring quality: a complicated task

Understanding the best ways to measure and monitor the quality of healthcare is at the core of our improvement work here at the Health Foundation. Not collecting or using this information has resul...

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When doctors and patients talk

For most people who come into contact with the NHS, a key element of their experience of care will be their individual consultations with a clinician. Often these interactions are ones that happen ...

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The power of peer support

Peer-led support groups are proven to help people manage long-term conditions by reducing depression, building self-esteem and improving physical and mental health. We ask Mohammed Ijaz about the w...

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The background to Star

The current healthcare landscape demands that those who plan or commission services - at local, regional, or national level - provide high quality health and social services that offer good value f...

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