Tag Archives: Thinking Like a Patient and Acting Like a Taxpayer

NHS Funding and Expenditure: Joint Statement on Health and Social Care, Pre-The Autumn Budget (BBC News / King’s Fund / Health Foundation / Nuffield Trust)

Summary A joint King’s Fund, Health Foundation and Nuffield Trust report reviews NHS funding and possible implications for NHS performance against targets, and the likely impact on future access to health and care services. Full Text Link Reference The Autumn … Continue reading

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Broken NHS Promises: Democratic Deficits Versus Bottomless Pits (BBC News / BMA / King’s Fund / NHS England; NHS Improvement / NHS Providers)

Summary Simon Stevens has reminded the Government (and the voting public) of EU referendum claims that Brexit would deliver a further £350 million per week which could be spent on the NHS. This move appears to be part of a … 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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New Cancer Drugs Often Bestow Little Benefit Regarding Survival or Wellbeing (NHS Choices / BMJ)

Summary A quotation from the authors’ abstract may say it all: “This systematic evaluation of oncology approvals by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in 2009-13 shows that most drugs entered the market without evidence of benefit on survival or quality … Continue reading

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More Questions About NHS Sustainability and Service Quality: A Further Round in the Debate (BBC News / King’s Fund / BMA / RCEM / NHS Digital / Department of Health / NHS England / NHS Confederation)

Summary Professor Ted Baker, the new Chief Inspector of Hospitals for the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has voiced concerns about unsuitable antiquated models of care in the NHS (due to a historic 15-20 year mis-direction of funding), growing pressures for … 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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Financial Sustainability in the NHS: Holding Up a Mirror? Reflection (BBC News / NHS Improvement / NHS England / BMJ / OECD / BJS)

Summary The authors of the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) report believe that the NHS may not actually need further money from the taxpayer, asserting that efficiency savings identified (in the field of general surgery alone, and without looking … Continue reading

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