Tag Archives: Mythology of the Times

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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Much Wants More: Reflex or Reason? (BBC News)

Summary This week’s Budget announced a further £2.8 billion of funding over the next three years for the NHS, comprising: An additional £350 million this year, up-front, to cover anticipated Winter pressures. An additional £1.6 billion for 2018-19. An additional … Continue reading

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More Spent on the NHS Than Previously Thought (BMJ / BBC News)

Summary Previous estimates concerning the proportion of UK GDP spent on the NHS were probably on the low side: Full Text Link (Note: This article requires a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment for access). Reference Appleby, J. … Continue reading

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More on NHS Funding and Expenditure: Questions of Balance Regarding Income Versus Outgoings (BBC News / King’s Fund / Health Foundation / BMJ)

Summary NHS England hopes to save between £100 – £400 million of spending annually, by no longer funding / prescribing products and services identified by NHS Clinical Commissioners as having little or no clinical value. Full Text Link Reference Triggle, … Continue reading

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Junior Doctors’ Dispute: One More Intractable Quandry for an Over-Burdened NHS (BBC News)

Summary When you can’t think anything pleasant or helpful to say, better to say nothing… Full Text Link Reference Junior doctors row: Hospitals prepare for week of strikes.  London: BBC Health News, September 1st 2016. Further BBC News coverage: Full … Continue reading

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Hotly Debated Weekend Effect May Have Been A Statistical Mirage? (Journal of Health Services Research and Policy / BBC News / Lancet / BMJ)

Summary Research does not take place in a socio-political vacuum. The ongoing junior doctors’ dispute has supplied fertile ground for allegations of “spin” and politically-motivated distortion in the interpretation of the so-called “weekend effect”, and raises questions concerning the planned … Continue reading

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Murky Evidence? Murkier Politics (BBC News)

Summary Trust no-one. Believe nothing. Use your own judgement. Back to renaissance values? Full Text Link Reference Bloch, S. (2016). Hunt ‘misrepresented’ data on 7-day NHS. London: BBC Health News, February 24th 2016.

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