Expert patients – Reform – 10 February 2015
“Reform today publishes new research exploring how patients can be more engaged in their health and more involved in their healthcare. The report argues greater patient engagement could both improve outcomes and reduce costs.”Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( Comments Off on Expert patients – Reform – 10 February 2015 )
Doctors and nurses – Reform – November 2012
“The quality of care depends on more than the sheer quantity of staff. Quality healthcare requires a quality workforce. Reforming the workforce will be essential to improve the quality of healthcare. Pioneers of healthcare excellence are already demonstrating how to effectively manage and motivate clinicians to deliver better quality services. Government now needs to ensure that all providers can adopt the lessons of high performing organisations.
The best healthcare organisations in the world are the best employers because they understand the importance of human capital. In getting the best out of their doctors and nurses they exhibit shared behaviours or habits. Principally, they adopt modern management practices, such as rigorously selective recruitment processes; staff engagement; devolving clinical and often financial power and accountability to the frontline; encouraging flexible working and team-based care; investing in staff development, measuring performance and outcomes; celebrating and rewarding excellence, and identifying and dealing with mediocrity and failure. This report highlights the good practice of: ”
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Takeover: Tackling failing NHS hospitals – Reform Research Trust – 28 September 2012
“This report, written by Paul Corrigan, John Higton and Simon Morioka finds that the Government should drive the takeover of up to 30 NHS hospitals in this Parliament. Instead of encouraging mergers between failing NHS hospitals, private companies and the best NHS hospitals, should take over troubled hospitals because that is the surest way to turn them around.”Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( Comments Off on Takeover: Tackling failing NHS hospitals – Reform Research Trust – 28 September 2012 )
Hospitals in the new health service (UK) – Reform – December 2010
This transcript from Reform’s December health summit presents the discussions which took place around the topic of the NHS reforms. The paper includes transcripts of speeches from Norman Lamb MP, Earl Howe (Parliamentary Undersecretary of State), Liz Kendall MP (Shadow Health Minister) and Christine Connelly (Chief Information Officer, Department of Health).