Posts Tagged ‘Reconfiguration’

Halt NHS service closures in North West London, says Michael Mansfield QC

The "deeply flawed" decision to downgrade several North West London hospitals must be halted, according to a report by Michael Mansfield QC. Waiting tim...

New models of care launched in ‘vanguard’ hospitals to implement Five Year Forward View

Radical new options for the future of local hospitals have been launched with the aim of improving the efficiency and quality of care. The new models be...

NHS mergers not the answer for hospitals in difficulty, King’s Fund report concludes

There’s a lack of evidence that trust mergers lead to more sustainable organisations, an analysis says. A report by the King’s Fund suggests £2 bil...

Charging patients or reducing services the only way to save the NHS without more investment

The only options open to the government on the future of the NHS – if it is not prepared to increase funding – is to start charging patients to use som...

Consultants are defending the NHS and their contract for the right reasons

How would it actually affect consultants if the NHS ceased to exist? Let’s say the funding challenges become too much and the NHS moves to a 2-tier sy...

New standards revealed to try to resolve heart surgery reconfiguration row

New proposals have been put forward in an effort to resolve a long-running row about the congenital heart surgery in England. The latest review, which h...

Additional resources and new body needed to deliver transformational change

The NHS needs a single body to oversee the investment for transformative change in the NHS, says a report. The think tanks the Health Foundation and Kin...

Private health lobby advised on NHS hospital reconfiguration review

The authors of a major report on changes to NHS hospitals failed to declare that a lobbying network for the private healthcare industry was on its advisory...

Politicians must be honest on NHS change

Politicians must be candid about the need to change the way care is delivered and bold enough to make the tough choices required to secure the long term fu...

New structures to overcome health inequalities

Developing new organisational structures in the NHS must be a priority if many providers are to become sustainable and healthcare improved. This a key fin...

MPs’ fears of opposition to change misplaced

The public are ready to support evidence-based NHS change, and want more information on health service finance to engage in 'honest debate' These are th...