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What are the four key drivers of integration in health and social care?

Integration looks different in every area: virtual, physical and digital, yet all seek to achieve a positive change for the health and care economy and the community it serves. The drivers for health and care integration include a desire to reduce emergency bed days, improve the quality and efficiency of care, and reduce duplication between […]

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Reflections from the HFMA Convergence 2.0 conference

Encompassing the annual provider and commissioning faculty conferences  HFMA overview National policy is aligning more organisations from health and care. Systematic issues around governance, payment and contracting are being discussed at length, without a “one size fits all” solution. Cultural issues around different organisations working together is introducing a wave of fast-paced and widespread change […]

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Ann Akintaro reflects on her first 30 days at Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself I graduated with a marketing degree in 2012 and I was offered a role at the London School of Economics. I have spent the last four years of my career working within finance and accounts. Prior to Attain, I was working for a PR company. How have your […]

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In the news – £200 million savings from three biosimilars: what’s next?

Summary: NHSI data suggests that in the region of £200m of savings were being achieved from switching to just three “biosimilars” instead of the original “biologic” medicine. What does this mean for the future of medical provision in the NHS?  What are biosimilars and biologic medicines? Biologics are complex medicines which are expensive to manufacture […]

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Paul O’Connor shares our learning from working with a quarter of all sustainability and transformation partnerships

What can the sector learn from our experience of working with a quarter of all sustainability and transformation partnerships to transform and improve health and wellbeing and what does it mean for the NHS? Quality improvement and financial rigour are not mutually exclusive: initiatives that enhance one, if implemented responsibly, can often enhance the other […]