Category Archives: Health reform

The challenge remains: healthcare needs reform

Comment by Robin Millar, Acting Chief Executive, 2020health On a day of changing faces around the Cabinet table, the Prime Minister has retained Jeremy Hunt as Secretary of State for Health – and he has retained the challenge of reforming the NHS. The pressures … Continue reading

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Hospital inspections: lessons to be learnt

The programme of independent hospital inspections carried out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) was made tougher in September 2013. During the first year to the end of August 2014 under the new arrangements 38 NHS acute trusts (each comprising … Continue reading

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Medical advisory body “NICE” should not spend too much time valuing drugs.

The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (“NICE”) is currently holding a public consultation over its proposals for evaluating drugs. Drugs that are approved by NICE automatically become available for doctors to prescribe under the NHS throughout England … Continue reading

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Is section 119 wrong…

Having been submerged under Syria, floods and Sochi, Healthcare has emerged again like spring daffodils to be the talk of the news. Dorrell and Burnham slogged it out yesterday on Radio 4’s Today over section 119 and the vote was … Continue reading

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And yet words are no deeds! Making the Berwick report happen

Guest blog by Gail Beer, Director of Operations, 2020health The latest report on the state of the NHS by Professor Don Bewick is a well considered and thoroughly sensible document. There is very little that anyone could disagree with. His … Continue reading

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Sir David must not be untouchable

Commenting on the revelation that Sir David Nicholson presided over 50 gagging orders of NHS staff Julia Manning, CEO of 2020health said: “Nothing surprises us about Sir David; we are just incredibly saddened that a public servant completely ignores his … Continue reading

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Reassurance and Amendments for new tendering rules.

The readiness of the government to respond by making further modification to regulations on tendering rules and competition, in the Health and Social Care Act 2012(1), following significant criticism and lobbying against the tendering regulations of s75 (2), should not be … Continue reading

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