Posts Tagged ‘Reconfiguration’

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...

Reaction: NHS England’s Five Year Forward View

Dr Mark Porter, chair of BMA Council “Policymakers have tried to pretend that structural reorganisation and extending a competitive market can make up...

Extra NHS funds required in next five years

The NHS needs additional resources of more than 1.5% a year in real terms over the next Parliament. The health service cannot make enough efficiency savin...

Understanding the knock-on-effects in the NHS

The fastest time for a human being to complete the Rubik’s cube is 5.55s and was set by a Belgian, Mats Valk, in 2013. Improving the health service may ...

We must deliver care in new, proven ways

A Health Select Committee report says the NHS is facing “one of its greatest challenges” in dealing with patients with multiple long-term conditions, s...

“Smaller NHS hospitals must change their model”

Small district general hospitals can survive and thrive but the way services are provided to local patients must change to guarantee quality care. This is...

A&E’s vital role should not be down graded

Only 15% of attendees at Emergency Departments can be seen by a GP in the community without the need for Emergency Department assessment, claims research. ...

Outcomes must lead reconfiguration decisions

A new report by the Federation of Specialist Hospitals warns against compromising its members when reconfiguring services - suggesting their outcomes are a...

Reconfiguration: don’t cut specialist providers

Plans to reorganise hospital services must recognise the unique expertise and class-leading outcomes of specialist hospital services, the Federation of Spe...

No political willpower to tackle NHS challenges

Half of MPs (48%) fear a free NHS may be unsustainable if challenges facing the service are not tackled. This is the key finding of a survey by the NHS Co...

NHS must spend billions on reform or disappear

Billions of extra funding will be needed for the NHS to help push through "painful and unprecedented" changes during the next parliament, the outgoing boss...