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Guest Blogspot: Do private patients in the UK help or harm the NHS?

Private medicine like private education and first-class travel can stir up feelings of resentment between the “haves” and “have-nots”. A short blog like this one has no possibility of uniting stereotypical politicians from the left and right wings of politics. … Continue reading

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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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Guest Blogspot: The NHS needs outstanding management as well as a legal framework, for example, to unlock the potential of the property portfolio.

The potential for improved efficiency in delivering effective healthcare within the framework of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 is enormous.  However, there will be no benefit without the management skills needed to take up the challenges. Many future … Continue reading

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Guest BlogSpot – Which Drugs are the Most Innovative?

Andrew Lansley has recently said: “I am determined that not only will we have a reimbursement price for medicines which reflects their benefit to patients, but also one which incentivises for innovation, and supports those new medicines which respond to … Continue reading

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Readdressing the Balance

Last week the Marmot strategic review on health inequalities Fair Society, Healthy Lives was published. This highlighted the gross inequalities that still exist in our society and how life expectancies can vary dramatically because of the unfairness in access to … Continue reading

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Coordination for mental health – will it work?

A coordinated announcement is expected today that brings together the Departments of Health, Work and Pensions, Justice, Home and Local Government on the subject of tackling mental health. As I write the details aren’t yet clear but the emphasis will … Continue reading

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