Short-termism is a threat to the NHS

29th July 2019

An unbalanced approach to funding healthcare puts long-term plans for the NHS at risk says Anita Charlesworth, director of research and economics at the Health Foundation This is an edited version of an article that first [read more]

An open letter to the next Prime Minister

22nd July 2019

Chief Executive of The King’s Fund, Richard Murray, has written an open letter to the final two candidates in the race to become Prime Minister outlining the issues he believes require political action in order [read more]

How tech can help staff recruitment

16th May 2019

The NHS is experiencing a staffing ‘roadblock’, with more vacancies than there are candidates. It’s a long-standing problem caused by a multitude of factors – from Brexit to public sector pay policy – many of [read more]

My summer internship at a GP practice

15th May 2019

Shanza Khan, a third year pharmacy student at King’s College London, describes her experience of completing a pharmacy placement with the Argyle Health Group. The freedom and responsibility of the role ‘astonished’ her, giving her [read more]

Addressing the care deficit

30th April 2019

The NHS is under extreme pressure to deliver mental health services, and is struggling. The reasons for the increased demand are being laid at the government’s door, with a recent survey by NHS Providers finding [read more]

Medicines optimisation: why it’s important

18th April 2019

Karen O’Brien, controlled drug accountable officer (CDAO), Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, describes why medicines optimisation – a key focus for the NHS Long Term Plan – is important to her. She describes [read more]

2018 NHS staff survey

15th March 2019

Stress in the NHS is at its highest for five years, the 2018 Staff Survey has found. A total 39.8% of staff said they were feeling unwell as a result of work-related stress – which [read more]

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