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Start the Car: Disruption and the NHS

An adaptation from a Nilofer Merchant (@nilofer) essay.   From classrooms arranged in rows of seats to Undergraduate Deans, from the theatre floor to the way we promote Chief Executives, NHS professionals have been trained to expect an orderly life. Yet the expectation that these systems provide...

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29 October
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Can I borrow your watch?

Over the last 10 years the NHS has witnessed an unprecedented explosion in data. Predictions point to that trend continuing and further enhanced by the need for greater transparency.   NHS data should be treated like intellectual property – it belongs to the NHS.  By definition as...

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01 September
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Innovation Start-Up

Telehealth and increasing technology in health would seem like the best idea. But why isn’t more of it being supported by UK Health Professionals?   Many doctors are publicly extremely sceptical of a technology service that helps any patient get access to any clinician. Or perhaps negates...

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29 August
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A text message reminder on Clinical Administration

Check your Hospital Cost Improvement programme today and you may find “Admin and Clerical staff” along with the other easy targets such as non-ward based Nursing and Procurement.   Before embarking on the salami-slice exercise take an hour to review your:   RTT and Cancer performance; Administrative and Clerical Turnover...

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14 August
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Can Clinical Quality be Taught?

One of a series of positive recommendations from recent weeks was the commitment from the Keogh Review to invest time and effort into clinical leaders in the NHS and build capability for quality. As the academy designs specific interventions, we think there are 2 specific...

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09 August
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Extending NHS Transparency

Mortality rates for individual cardiac surgeons were first published in the UK following a request under the Freedom of Information Act by the Guardian Newspaper in 2005 (1). The event was described at the time as a glimpse into the secret garden of medical self-regulation....

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12 July
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Why be so defensive on your 65th birthday?

It has been a remarkable few weeks for you as you approach your 65th birthday. Hospital performance and regulator wrong doing. Media commentary has been running white hot. This last two weeks has seen this commentary coincide with your 65th birthday which makes the current reform schedule...

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03 July
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