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DTOC progress stalls again, but the pressure is on

Progress on Delayed Transfers of Care (DTOC) from hospitals continued to stall between June and July, according to the latest…

September 17, 2018

Helter skelter! Which Beatles song best captures our relationship with the NHS?

A song I listened to on the radio this morning came with a dedication - not to an individual, but to the NHS.

July 9, 2018

This time it’s personal – making personalised care real

My colleagues and I recently met Jackie Kennedy and her labrador, Kingston, at a King’s Fund conference about the increasing…

June 22, 2018

What I’ve learnt about DTOC (from discussing it over dinner)

Being married to a Junior Doctor GP trainee means that I get to experience the health and social care system…

May 17, 2018

Three reasons for focusing on the individual behind the DTOC statistics

In recent years hospital trusts, CCGs and local councils have focused increasing attention and resources on reducing Delayed Transfers of…

May 15, 2018

3 reasons why spending more money on hospitals isn’t the right answer

  Chancellor Philip Hammond and Heath & Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt are set to give a significant and welcome 70th…

May 2, 2018

Budget 2017 and the NHS – seize the opportunity for change, not just the cash

  The Budget included the announcement of an additional £2.8 billion in day-to-day funding and a £3.5 billion capital injection…

November 24, 2017

Health, care and the Chancellor’s budget

We read with interest the letter sent to the Chancellor and co-ordinated by the NHS Confederation ahead of this month’s…

November 1, 2017

Ten things about social care and health we’ve learnt from the NHS (this week)

The Department of Health pretended they were running London buses last week. After a prolonged wait, they released three fascinating…

July 11, 2017

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