21 posts categorised "Healthcare"

30 March 2015

Starting with what already works: shaping an enabling culture in the NHS

By Raj Bhamber and Dame Carol Black The Five Year Forward View should shape a culture that appreciates what works, says Dame Carol Black and Raj Bhamber The media spotlight on the NHS Five Year Forward View when published in October brought a welcome cheer. Too often the NHS has...

11 March 2015

Pharma in 2015 and beyond: Challenges for the next government

By Jo Pisani and Rachel Armstrong As the challenges facing the health sector grow, achieving positive health and economic outcomes in the UK requires strategic partnership working across government, the NHS and Pharmaceutical and Lifesciences (PLS)industry. In the run-up to the 2015 general election, we highlight three areas for immediate...

27 February 2015

We need new ways of addressing antimicrobial resistance

By Jo Pisani & Alan Milburn It’s a global problem that could claim an additional 10 million lives a year, and the NHS and pharma need to work together to tackle it, say Jo Pisani and Alan Milburn. The UK is ill-equipped to respond to increasing resistance to antibiotics, which...

25 February 2015

Great expectations for Manchester’s health deal

By Dr Tim Wilson & Jonathan House The expected devolution of Greater Manchester’s £6bn health and social care budget builds on the city-region’s impressive record on collaborative working across the public sector. While the detail is yet to be set out, there is huge potential for Greater Manchester to take...

02 February 2015

The key to unlocking new models of integrated care

By Mike Farrar and Dr Tim Wilson Follow @drtimwilson Many technical and contractual questions need to be answered about new models of care to win over GPs, say Mike Farrar and Tim Wilson Many column inches, in HSJ and elsewhere, have outlined the growing, and now urgent, need to reform...

19 December 2014

First steps for multispecialty community providers

By Kalee Talvitie-Brown With primary care in the UK under pressure and recognition that the current approach to general practice has reached its limits, the announcement in the Five Year Forward View of the Multispecialty Community Provider (MCP) model has received positive attention. In early December, we convened a group...

Closing the leadership gap: Can the NHS grow the leaders it needs for 2015 and beyond?

By Angela Mohtashemi and David Thorpe Will the NHS of 2015 and beyond require different skills in its leaders? Where will the new leaders needed come from and how can the NHS develop them? This question hasn’t escaped the attention of the government and the NHS. On 4 December Sir...

10 December 2014

Driving forward the Five-Year View: supporting providers to deliver new models of care

By Tom Hampshire Are providers ready for a new NHS where they will be expected to collaborate, integrate care and accept population demand risk? Following the publication of the Five Year Forward View, along with Alan Milburn and Mike Farrar we convened a group of NHS hospital provider CEOs who...

01 December 2014

Delivering new models of care: a recipe to avoid failure

By Mike Farrar and Tom Hampshire Transformational change often falls at the first hurdle, but it doesn’t have to if policy flexibilities, organisational capabilities and leadership behaviours are addressed, write Mike Farrar and Tom Hampshire As the NHS responds to the opportunities outlined in the five year forward view, a...

23 October 2014

The Five Year Forward View: a new era for the NHS?

By Dean Arnold and Tim Wilson Today’s announcement of the NHS Five Year Forward View signals the boldest change to the NHS since 1948. If adopted it will not only fundamentally transform the way care is delivered but also radically change our approach to prevention and wellness. Too often the...

14 October 2014

2015 and beyond: time for bold thinking on the NHS

By Mehvash Noor-Jeelani and Richard Booth Ahead of next May’s general election, the future of the NHS will be one of the most important debates as the main parties outline differing views on what our health service should look like. While it seems clear that reform is needed, politicians’ rhetoric...

07 October 2014

Difficult conversations on public spending

by Nick C Jones Whatever the outcome of the election next May, the government of the day will be committed to completing the job of eliminating the structural deficit by 2020. But with fiscal austerity to continue through the next Parliament, attention is turning to where the next round of...

07 July 2014

Commissioning for outcomes: why only the brave succeed

By Janet Dawson and Dan Burke Working together on delivering a patient centred focus should be top of the agenda for commissioners and providers across the country, says PwC’s Janet Dawson and Dan Burke in our latest HSJ column The need for health and social care systems to focus on...

23 May 2014

The NHS should make the most of responsible citizens

By Janet Dawson and Dr Tim Wilson The NHS needs to be much more adaptable and give more weight to self-care, write Janet Dawson and Tim Wilson The NHS wastes about 8,666 hours per person every year. Of those hours a person with a long term condition probably spends 100...

09 May 2014

Whole person care in the Midlands

By Dr Tim Wilson and Michael Kitts As the pressures facing health and social care organisations continue to mount, there is growing recognition that a whole system approach is needed in response. With the Midlands leading innovation, thinking and, above all, action in the field of joining up care, this...

07 May 2014

Health matters in 2015 and beyond

By Dr Tim Wilson One year ahead of the general election, Dr Tim Wilson outlines some of the key issues for the health agenda in the run up to 2015 and beyond. Increased focus on the whole health and care economy: We’ll see an increased focus on shared health and...

04 April 2014

One year on, clinical commissioning groups must hold their nerve

By Kalee Talvitie-Brown and Rob Yearsley One year on from their authorisation in April 2013, clinical commissioning groups remain full of ambition. However, the CCG Barometer, carried out by the HSJ with our support, shows there is a remaining concern that CCGs don’t have enough capacity or access to skills...

25 March 2014

A fragmented system can't deliver whole person care

By Janet Dawson and Dr Tim Wilson The conclusion of Sir John Oldham’s independent commission on whole person care cannot be clearer: the fragmentation of care, driven by deep professional and organisational boundaries and supported by perverse payment mechanisms, cannot continue if the NHS is to remain faithful to its...

20 January 2014

NHS@75: engaging with new digital demographics

By Tom Hooper, Nick Matthews, Camila Russell & Ben Stell Demographic change is undoubtedly putting the NHS under pressure, as our NHS@75 report shows. But over the next ten years, changing digital demographics may have a bigger impact on the future shape of the NHS. For digital natives, like us,...

01 March 2013

NHS@75 - the debate on the future of the health service begins

By Ed Bramley-Harker What might the future hold for the NHS in 2023? On 26 February, we brought together a range of stakeholders from across the health sector, and beyond, to think about this question, exploring the possibilities for the NHS over the next decade. The potential visions for the...

14 February 2013

What will the NHS look like in 10 years time?

By Janet Dawson and Dr Tim Wilson The NHS has had its fair share of headlines over the past twelve months. High profile debates over quality, reform, restructuring and funding make it hard to imagine a day when change won’t be constant in the NHS. For healthcare professionals in the...