Category Archives: Patient choice

Industry View – Patients are good at caring for themselves

Guest Blog by David Patterson, founder of Helicon Health, emeritus professor of cardiovascular medicine, University College London and consultant cardiologist, Whittington Health. A blog, written for Digital Health by a highly experienced consultant cardiologist, struck a chord with us so we … 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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“peoplehub welcomes Minister for Care and Support’s commitment to personal health budgets.”

Guest blog by Rita Brewis, Co-founder of Peoplehub blogs about the launch of the 2020health report ‘Personal Health Budgets: a revolution in personalisation‘. Rita can be contacted on Peoplehub is a personal health budget peer network. Its purpose is to connect, inform … Continue reading

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Help the MS Trust safeguard the future of MS nurses

Guest blog post by the MS Trust. This week, 29th-6th May, is MS Awareness week. For more information about fundraising or to nominate an MS nurse visit the MS Trust’s MS Awareness Week website: For more information about the work of the … Continue reading

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What future for Nursing and Nurses?

Contribution to 2020health’s recent report ‘Too posh to wash? Reflections on the future of nursing?’  By Kay Fawcett, Chief Nurse, University Hospitals, Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust Nursing is based in a complex healthcare system where compassion and dignity are an expectation. Constantly … Continue reading

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Monday round-up: Obesity, free choice, technology and brains

Dr Sarah Wollaston MP has begun the morning tweeting about obesity apropos her conversation with Dr Hilary Cass, President of the Royal Society of Paediactrics and Child Health on Politics Home. We agree with both of them – stricter planning … Continue reading

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Guest Blogspot: Prevention is better than cure.

The economic consequences of preventing illness are highly complex. Just comparing the costs of prevention with the direct treatment costs that should be avoided is far too simplistic. The true economic impact of preventative measures can often only be assessed … Continue reading

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