Tag Archives: Professor Sir Bruce Keogh

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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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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The Weekend Effect: a Summing-Up of the Evidence (Department of Health / BBC News / NHS Employers / BMJ / Journal of Health Services Research and Policy)

Summary Debates have arisen recently about possible “spin” and politically-motivated distortion in interpretation of the “weekend effect” and the benefits to patients of seven-day working. The Department of Health has produced an impartial presentation of the research. This includes a … Continue reading

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Monthly NHS Performance Statistics Confirm Rising Demand (BBC News / NHS England)

Summary Performance and activity statistics released by NHS England reveal an expected trend of increasing demand for NHS services, and some targets missed. Briefly, over the year up to June 2015: Ambulance calls-outs increased by 7%. A&E attendances increased by … Continue reading

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Seven Day Working and Much More: Aiming for a More Patient-Centred, Transparent and Safe NHS (Department of Health)

Summary Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has re-asserted his intention to pursue the New Deal for GPs, and seven day NHS services generally; if necessary by removing the weekend working opt-out in new hospital consultants’ contracts. NHS Improvement Plans for the … Continue reading

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Further Confirmation of the “Weekend Effect”: The Global Comparators Project (BMJ Quality and Safety / BBC News / OHE / Health Economics / BMJ)

Summary Recent research indicates that the “weekend effect” is a systematic phenomenon in the quality of healthcare, which impacts upon mortality rates in hospital care internationally. 2,982,570 hospital records from 28 hospitals in England, Australia, the USA and the Netherlands … Continue reading

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