Health PolicySeptember 3, 2019
A badge of pride: How the NHS is championing LGBT issues
Fifty years on from the Stonewall uprising in New York and this year’s Pride celebrations were bigger and more popular than ever. So what is the NHS doing to address LGBT+ patient issues? We spoke to Dr Michael Farquhar, creator of the NHS Rainbow Badge, about how it is boosting patient outcomes.
HealthAugust 28, 2019
Turning back the tide on heart disease
Recent data suggests that progress in fighting heart disease in the UK is slowing. David Duffy, Deputy Editor of ACJ, spoke to Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive of the British Heart Foundation, to discuss this worrying trend and what can be done.
Health PolicyAugust 7, 2019
A drop in the ocean? The new capital funding plan
Since 2010, the NHS has endured the slowest growth in capital funding since its inception. The new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced a £1.8 billion boost to finance 20 substantial healthcare upgrade projects and address the maintenance backlog. Is this enough? And what comes next?
Health PolicyJuly 26, 2019
Partnerships, digital and workforce at heart of Long Term Plan success
Decade-long strategies were once considered a ‘nice to have’ rather than a tangible option for UK healthcare. However, with the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan, there is a clear pathway for system transformation and better care. Public Policy Projects hosted Simon Stevens to outline his plan.
HealthJuly 25, 2019
Better community care needed to prevent 4 in 10 emergency admissions
New analysis from the Improvement Analytics Unit, a joint initiative between NHS England and the Health Foundation, has found that more than four in ten emergency admissions to hospital involving care home residents could be avoided with better provision of preventative primary care.
HealthJuly 8, 2019
Healthy information: Science and logistics
Healthcare depends upon two data types; the clinical determining the best we can do and the logistics that limit what most people will get. Right now, our best is diverging alarmingly from our average, say Professor Terry Young and Professor Stephen Smith. It's time to invest in logistics.
HealthJune 21, 2019
Prevention: It’s like pulling teeth
In response to the emphasis on prevention in the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP), Dan Male spoke to Professor Michael Escudier, Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons, about delivering prevention schemes, workforce training and the role of digital in oral health care.
Health PolicyJune 13, 2019
Royal College of Surgeons calls for 5-year plan to cut wait times
Surgeons are concerned that the NHS does not have a clear plan to tackle the growing backlog of patients waiting for operations, as new figures reveal more than 4.3 million stuck on hospital waiting lists.
HealthMay 23, 2019
Can space technology deliver improved health outcomes for the NHS?
NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (Arden & GEM) and the Satellite Applications Catapult have agreed a formal partnership to further embed the potential of satellite technology within digital healthcare transformation.
Health PolicyMay 23, 2019
The democratisation of health: Placing citizens at the centre of healthcare
At a time when parliamentary democracy is illuminated in the media spotlight, it is easy to forget that plebiscite democracy has, through the millennia, come to challenge the power of the ruling classes. This phenomenon is beginning to take place in healthcare. Dean Fathers writes for ACJ.
HealthMay 21, 2019
A turning point for autism and learning disability care?
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, has today called for an end to what he has described as a “broken” care system for patients with autism and learning disabilities. This follows the publication of an interim report from the CQC.
HealthMay 16, 2019
DHSC to invest £10m in hospital 'rest facilities' for junior doctors
The government has invested £10 million in rest facilities for doctors across trusts in England. This comes as a result of lobbying by the British Medical Association (BMA) following claims by the group that current facilities are 'fundamentally unsafe.' 
Health ProfessionsMay 14, 2019
RCS presents new guidance for surgical innovations
The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has published new guidance to provide surgeons with up-to-date thinking on the development and implementation of surgical innovations, such as robot-assisted surgery and new operating techniques. So, what exactly does it entail?
Health PolicyMay 10, 2019
Patient flows: Where engineering meets medicine
Engineering in medicine is not just about linear accelerators or medical technology scattered across wards, operating rooms (ORs) and other health spaces – Jim Wilkerson, System Director at Memorial Health System in Illinois, USA, and Terry Young of Datchet Consulting, write for ACJ.
Health PolicyMay 2, 2019
Stark impacts of winter pressures 2018/19 revealed in new report
A new report from the BMA examining the performance of NHS services over the winter reveals thousands of cancer patients were left waiting weeks for treatment. The report uses NHS England data to examine cancer treatment services, emergency cancer treatment services, emergency and hospital care.
Health PolicyApril 29, 2019
NHS: Using technology to wage war on waste
Professor Terry Young analyses why the NHS has failed to reduce waste where other sectors have succeeded. Could technology enable an answer to be found at last?

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