What will the Autumn Budget mean for healthcare in 2018?

NHSPN CEO David Hare looks at what the £6.3bn of additional funding for the NHS in England really means for the NHS and the independent sector With stagnating economic growth and Brexit just two of the many challenges the government is currently contending with, few…...

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Tackling workforce issues after Brexit

Alarming statistics show that the UK’s withdrawal from the EU is already having a significant impact on nurse recruitment. DAC Beachcroft’s Udara Ranasinghe looks at the potential solutions to the growing staffing problems In a sector that is contingent on people to deliver its services…...

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Making time

Mike Lewis, chairman of health technology company iPlato asks how the NHS can harness new technology to effectively deliver virtual consultations With so much money being raised recently by companies angling for traction in the digital-artificial intelligence space, you would think the world of virtual…...

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New report calls for more standardised approach to safety data

Research carried out by international law firm DAC Beachcroft into the use of patient safety data by Boards in the health and care sectors indicates that although progress is being made, improvements are needed to ensure data is used to truly inform and drive a…...

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The new face of urgent care

A new model for more integrated urgent care services is offering the opportunity for the independent sector to work in partnership for service delivery.  But are these highly complex, multi-agency contracts worth the effort? Ann McGauran reports England has a new integrated urgent care service…...

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