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

Fair and Affordable Access to Medicines in the NHS (NHS England / UCL IIPP)

Summary Adalimumab is a medicine on which hospitals spend more than £400 million a year. The patent has now expired, allowing patients to be treated with a cheaper biosimilar, saving around £150 million per year (which can be re-directed to … Continue reading

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First Government Strategy on Tackling Loneliness (BBC News / HM Govt)

Summary The first cross-government strategy to tackle loneliness recommends more emphasis on social prescribing, whereby – by 2023 – GPs in England will be able to refer lonely patients to community activities, voluntary services and other community infrastructure services; such … Continue reading

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Progress Towards Achieving Better Value / Reducing Waste in the NHS (King’s Fund / NHS Providers)

Summary A King’s Fund report investigates recent work on the value agenda, i.e. efforts aimed at reducing unnecessary costs while maintaining or improving the quality of care. This is based mostly on experience at three diverse NHS acute hospital trusts: … Continue reading

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Brexit Dividend to Cover NHS Funding Settlement: Assisted by Undisclosed Tax Increases? (BBC News)

Summary The announcement of a 3.4% annual funding increase, over the next five years, represents a significant and politically astute compromise development, in advance of the NHS’s 70th birthday. Wise heads in the Treasury wanted to limit annual NHS budget … Continue reading

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Growing Consensus on NHS and Social Care Sustainability; and the Need for Tax Increases? (BBC News / Health Foundation / IFS / IPPR / King’s Fund)

Summary The Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Health Foundation estimate that the NHS needs an additional 4% funding, per year, over the next 15 years (as opposed to the currently projected 2%). These estimates are timed in anticipation of … Continue reading

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Systematic Review of Reminiscence Therapy for People With Dementia (Cochrane Database)

Summary A Cochrane Review of reminiscence therapy for dementia has been updated to reflect the latest evidence on the efficacy of this diverse group of interventions for people living with dementia and their carers. This review attempts to accommodate differences … Continue reading

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