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Mental health services for young people

Chris Spark shares our learning on what’s vital in delivering the right services at the right time. Children and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) are under enormous pressure across the country. There has been a noticeable national increase in awareness of the importance of emotional wellbeing of children and young people. At the same time, […]

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In the news – A&E in England: are we really that bad?

Summary: As A&E performance in England and the rest of the UK continues a seemingly endless race to the bottom, we consider just how bad (or good) we are. When considering transformational change, the NHS is often quoted against international institutions such as the Mayo Clinic and Canterbury in New Zealand for example. These comparisons […]

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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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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 […]

Attain shortlisted in CIPS Supply Management Awards 2018

Respected as a benchmark for excellence, a CIPS Supply Management Award is the most prestigious recognition an organisation in the procurement and supply chain profession can receive. We are delighted to have been shortlisted in the Most Innovative use of Technology category in the renowned CIPS Supply Management Awards 2018.  This category rewards procurement and supply chain […]