Category Archives: Demand Reduction

Guest Blogspot: Management Priorities in the NHS under the Health and Social Care Act

Basic economics relating to the pressures on the NHS led to the need for reform culminating in the Health and Social Care Act. The financial challenges faced by any healthcare system are strongly influenced by rising life expectancy without a … Continue reading

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It’s always someone else’s fault

The private sector is being blamed in the Telegraph for wasting tax payers money – being paid for operations that didn’t take place. But shouldn’t the blame lie with those who negotiated the contracts and the managers who didn’t use … Continue reading

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Care planning and self care dramatically reduce acute admissions

Whilst it is widely agreed that healthcare delivery needs to change in order for it to be sustainable, there is widespread inertia in such a large organisation as the NHS against achieveing that change.  Now new findings suggest that, in … Continue reading

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White Paper Reconciliation 2 and where the Big Society can help

Another Monday, another big announcement. Yesterday’s speech by David Cameron on the Big Society was, like much ideas in the Health White Paper the Monday before, trailed during the General Election but received little publicity in the wake of the … Continue reading

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No place for knee-jerk

On the first day of the BMA conference, The Times reports today that hospitals and employees are already reporting stories of cancellations of procedures, laying off of staff and a general short-sighted panicky response to the need to make savings. … Continue reading

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