Tag Archives: Demand and Capacity

New Year – Same Old NHS Winter Pressures: Some Recent Responses to Excess Public Demand for Services (BBC News / RCGP / NHS England / King’s Fund)

Summary Other Northern European nations, North America etc. have more extreme and colder Winters, yet their health systems appear not to buckle under these predictable seasonal pressures. Here are some recent responses and initiatives, as mentioned in the news, aiming … Continue reading

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An Innovative Approach Hospital Overcrowding / Inadequate Bed Availability, Worthy of More Serious Consideration? (BBC News / CareRooms)

Summary The narrative about various inter-related crises in health and social care typically concerns the problem of excess demand for, and limited supply of, places in the community providing support for persons needing to be discharged from hospitals. Commentators commonly … Continue reading

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BBC’s State of the NHS: Keep Calm and Carry-On (BBC News)

Summary Continuing in the vein of the broad theme of BMJ’s mini-series on the NHS in 2017, BBC News is currently running a short season of news pieces on the State of the NHS (and social care). Concentrating the Mind … Continue reading

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Five Priorities for NHS and Social Care in 2017 (King’s Fund / BBC News / BMJ / Nuffield Trust)

Summary 2017 is going to be challenging for the NHS and social care, as the demand for care outstrips the supply of funding / resources. A King’s Fund briefing identifies five main priorities for the year ahead: Supporting new care … Continue reading

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Patient Flow or Patient Gridlock? (Health Foundation / BBC News)

Summary The Health Foundation’s latest report on whole systems approaches to patient flow attempts to supply a definitive guide on this topic for local health and social care economies in the UK. It summarises the state of current knowledge about … Continue reading

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Overstretched and Under-Resourced Elderly Hospital Eye Services? (BBC News / BBC News Magazine)

Summary It is likely that “hundreds” of NHS patients in England every year may suffer irreversible sight loss, or potentially avoidable deterioration of vision, due to hospital eye services being overstretched and under-resourced. Increased demand for follow-up appointments has arisen … Continue reading

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