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IDF CEO Sue Smith looks at what 2019 has in store for medical practice

Changes and challenge ahead for London’s private hospitals

The London private healthcare market is changing rapidly as new market entrants and new models of care move in to take on the challenges...

Cygnet to open two step-down services

Two community-based step-down services are to open at specialist rehabilitation service Cygnet Sherwood Lodge in Mansfield. Sherwood Lodge is a 17-bed rehabilitation service for men...
David Hare looks at the NHS Long Term Plan

Don’t turn back the clock on reform

The NHS must not abandon accountability for securing value and patient access, says IHPN's David Hare The NHS is undoubtedly going through a major period...
David Hare looks at the NHS Long Term Plan

Party season

After a tumultuous year in British politics, is healthcare moving back up the agenda? Party conferences are a useful opportunity to understand the state of...
David Hare looks at the NHS Long Term Plan

The politics of the NHS

What have we learned from this year’s Party Conference Season? Party conferences are a useful opportunity to understand the state of the political parties and...

Are waiting times back on the agenda?

As the NHS prepares to publish its new ten-year plan, will there be a role for the private sector in getting waiting times back...
David Hare looks at the NHS Long Term Plan

Planning ahead or muddling through?

‘Refreshed’ planning guidance may have helped ease the battle between the government and NHSE but will it deliver results for patients? The publication of the...

Money talks

As the NHS receives a £20bn injection for its 70th birthday, Ben Howlett asks if it is really enough to ensure future sustainability Calls by...

Supporting role

A new Health Secretary and a new pot of funding for the NHS will inevitably bring about change so how can the independent sector...

IDF: Building teamwork

Integration might be the buzzword in the NHS but what is the independent sector doing to promote joint working across specialties and different disciplines? As...