Power to the patient
Designing the NHS around the patient, providing more patient choice and control.
Sean Worth on Newsnight
Sean Worth, Head of the Better Public Services Project at Policy Exchange, takes part in a discussion on Newsnight following Sir David Nicholson's Select Committee appearance. Sean stressed that it is not possible to blame one individual for the failings at Mid Staffordshire hospital, arguing that the entire NHS system is responsible due to a lack of transparency and choice.
Jeremy Hunt on creating a digital NHS
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt set out a strategy for using new technologies to improve NHS services, including allowing patients online access to health records by March 2015, the NHS going paperless by 2018 and launching new research that shows how this new approach will improve patient care, reduce paperwork, and save the NHS billions.
Using Health Data to Develop Better Treatments
Tim Kelsey, the NHS's National Director for Patients and Information, spoke on how better use of medical data has the potential to improve health, and will discuss ways medicine can become increasingly personalised. His speech was followed by a response from Rohan Silva, Senior Adviser on Policy to the Prime Minister.
All Together Now
Competitive integration in the NHS
Perverse incentives in NHS funding structures have greatly increased the number of unnecessary admissions to hospitals over the last ten years by failing to encourage GPs and consultants to work together in the best interests of the patient. This report makes recommendations for encouraging health professionals to work together.