Tag Archives: NHS
Benefits, barriers and opportunities? The role of Health and Wellbeing Boards in the new NHS landscape
Posted on 22. Mar, 2013 by Rebecca Crouch.
The decreasing role of the Government and the Department of Health in managing the country’s services will be one of the most striking changes in the new NHS landscape. Accompanied by a fresh wave of new acronyms to represent its new boards and bodies, as of April 2013, many of these responsibilities will be cascaded [...]
Posted on 20. Mar, 2013 by Emma.
I returned home to my native Yorkshire at the weekend and on the mat as I entered the house I was greeted with ‘Your East Riding’, the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s quarterly update magazine. Now, I have to confess that I would normally ignore this type of magazine. Updates on recycling collection days and [...]
Posted on 07. Mar, 2013 by Rebecca Crouch.
The new NHS, if you believe the documentation surrounding the changes, will be truly patient centred in all that it does, including decision making on services at a local level. Taking all restraints including cost out of the equation we asked the team at Aurora, as NHS users, what their ideal NHS would look like. [...]
Posted on 07. Mar, 2013 by musicman.
From 1 April the structure in which the NHS buys services will change significantly. All players in the healthcare sector are fully aware of this milestone but many are still unsure about the level to which it will affect their business. For the pharmaceutical industry, it raises new challenges but also new opportunities. Unfortunately, getting [...]
Understanding the benefit of patient involvement in service redesign – will the NHS ever really get it right?
Posted on 06. Mar, 2013 by musicman.
The next year or so in the NHS is going to be as challenging as it ever has been. Gone are the days of year-on-year budget increases. We are in a period of reduced budgets as the NHS looks to save £20bn by 2015 and increased demand due to an aging population. At the same [...]
Working with the NHS is integral to the sustainability of pharmaceutical companies. But who is the NHS?
Posted on 05. Feb, 2013 by musicman.
I listened to an interesting webinar last week set up by PM Society. Dr Neil Fraser, Head of Long-Term Conditions at NHS Rushcliffe CCG and a GP in East Leake, Nottinghamshire and Kevin Blakemore, NHS Partnership Manager at ABPI, discussed joint working from both a NHS and pharma perspective and how they can best work [...]
Posted on 25. Jan, 2013 by musicman.
To close or not to close, that is the question that many commissioners across the land are seriously considering as they look to reconfigure health services in local communities. It is nothing new and for many years NHS professionals have known that the current district general hospital model isn’t sustainable. So what’s different this time? [...]
Posted on 22. Jan, 2013 by Handbaglady.
Yet again last week, the country’s heaving and creaking maternity services were in the media spot light and under criticism after Lily Allen tweeted about her experience of poor postnatal care following the birth of her second baby. She laments the decline in maternity services in just over a year from when she had her [...]
Can Jeremy Hunt ever really remove accountability for the NHS from his role as Secretary of State for Health?
Posted on 16. Jan, 2013 by musicman.
I read an interesting article yesterday by James Kirkup, Deputy Political Editor for the Daily Telegraph and telegraph.co.uk, in which he discusses how Jeremy Hunt’s continual criticism of the NHS is a clever and dangerous political calculation. The new NHS from April 2013 will, on paper, remove the majority of accountability from ministers and pass [...]
Posted on 20. Dec, 2012 by musicman.
After months of toing and froing, creating new health organisations, shadow working and streamlining, the new commissioning model in the NHS will officially start from April 2013. Many will argue that it has already started, with new leaders in the NHS trying to stamp their authority as early as possible. The new commissioning structure will, [...]
Posted on 19. Nov, 2012 by CraftyFox.
Inspiration for this post began after ear-wigging into a conversation on the train recently when I overheard someone from a bee charity discussing the plight of the humble bee and the impact their demise has on the pollination of (apparently) 90% of the world’s crops. A few weeks passed without much more thought on the [...]
Posted on 07. Nov, 2012 by musicman.
After his appointment as Health Secretary in September, Mr Hunt said his new job would be a ‘huge task’, he was ‘extremely honoured’ and it was ‘the biggest privilege of his life’. It was seen as the biggest change in the cabinet reshuffle and raised eyebrows at the time for reasons we are all well [...]
Posted on 17. Oct, 2012 by Rebecca Crouch.
As part of the Health and Social Care Act, the Government has acknowledged the need for increased public engagement to help improve the nation’s health and ensure that everyone across the country is equally empowered to help reduce health inequalities. From April 2013, this will be done through Public Health England, a branch of the [...]
Posted on 04. Sep, 2012 by chiantichiara.
So, David Cameron has stuck to his word and is undertaking a major reshuffle of his Cabinet. As I write, not all the moving and shaking has been completed, but the post that interests us the most at Aurora Towers has been addressed – Andrew Lansley has been replaced by Jeremy Hunt as the new [...]
Posted on 19. Mar, 2012 by chiantichiara.
If the government’s Health and Social Care Bill is to go ahead, this time next year, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) around the country will be preparing to ‘go live’. Set to replace the current Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) and powered by GPs, CCGs will commission local health services and will take control of 60% of [...]
Posted on 03. Nov, 2011 by chiantichiara.
It has been in the news almost since the day the coalition came into power, but despite the best and very vocal efforts of particular politicians, certain members of the Lords, particular factions of the larger professional bodies and the “Block the Bill” campaigners, the Health and Social Care Bill seems, finally, to be happening. [...]
Posted on 23. Aug, 2011 by chiantichiara.
While the dust is settling on Tottenham, Clapham, Hackney, Brixton and the other areas worst hit by the recent riots, the public debate as to how we got to where we are today, and what can be done about it, still rages on. I remember saying to my boyfriend, as we watched the events unfold [...]