Friday 24th October: This week Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS England, has called for an extra 8 billion public spending for the NHS. He also proposes ways in which savings can be made including curbing hospital admissions. Westminster’s three main parties have embraced the proposals but not that for extra spending. But, as Dr Tony Hockley explains, what is needed is to shift the focus to outcomes. As Dr Hockley writes, consensus won’t change the NHS.
Consensus won’t change the NHS
The publication of NHS England’s “Five Year Forward View” on Thursday morning received a warm welcome all round. It was interpreted by all sides in the health arena as a ringing endorsement of their own positions and interests.
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September: Sound Bite Socialism Brings Cold Comfort by Sheila Lawlor (Friday 19th)
August: The UK and Europe: A Win-Win Situation by Dr Gerard Lyons (Wednesday 6th)
July: Gove Agonistes: Lost the Battle, Won the War? by Professor Robert Tombs and Dr David Abilafia (Friday 25th)
June: Low Pay - Better than No Pay? by Chris Hope MP (Friday 13th)