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Northern Ireland’s healthcare reforms

Posted on August 25th, 2016 · Posted in Health Service Review

Northern Ireland’s health and social care system – integrated since 1973 – is set for major reform.  Simon Hamilton, the minister for health, social services and public safety, has announced.. read more

Northern Ireland reforms its healthcare

Posted on December 31st, 2015 · Posted in Health Service Review

Northern Ireland’s health and social care system – integrated since 1973 – is set for major reform. Simon Hamilton, the minister for health, social services and public safety, has announced.. read more

The NHS – ‘weaponised’ or ‘neutralised’?

Posted on August 4th, 2015 · Posted in Health Service Review

It was inevitable that the NHS would be a key ‘battle ground’ in the General Election – or “weaponised”, as Labour leader Ed Milliband put it. NHS England chief executive.. read more

Farewell PCTs

Posted on October 2nd, 2011 · Posted in Health Service Review

Handing over health commissioning to GPs in place of PCTs is a big step, which cannot be achieved in one ‘big bang’, the Department of Health has recognised. Rather, the.. read more

New government – new health service reform: Health Service Review

Posted on September 28th, 2010 · Posted in Health Service Review

Attempts at reforming and improving the NHS became one of the defining and persistent challenges of the last Labour government – despite it doubling funding in real terms.  While major.. read more

Busy time for the Confederation: Health Service Review

Posted on September 28th, 2010 · Posted in Health Service Review

The NHS Confederation – the membership body of NHS bodies – is having a busy year and the next few months are set to get even more hectic. It is.. read more

Foundation trusts – success or failure?: Health Service Review

Posted on August 30th, 2009 · Posted in Health Service Review

  Foundation trusts are now five years old. In their first year, just 10 of the best performing NHS trusts converted to foundation status. Now there are 117 foundation trusts:.. read more

Health PFI: Going somewhere?: Health Service Review

Posted on August 30th, 2009 · Posted in Health Service Review

  There were fears that the NHS could have been one of the main losers from the near collapse of the Private Finance Initiative. Over the last 12 years, some.. read more

Co-payments – the inevitable reality for public services?: Health Service Review

Posted on September 14th, 2008 · Posted in Health Service Review

  A principle of the NHS is that all patients are treated equally. But should that principle extend to effectively banning patients from buying treatments that may prolong their life,.. read more

From a distance: Health Service Review

Posted on June 6th, 2008 · Posted in Health Service Review

From a distance by Paul Gosling   Private sector healthcare providers have responded with their feet to delays and confusion over phase two of the Independent Sector Treatment Centres programme… read more

Two chief executives for the price of one: Health Service Review

Posted on June 6th, 2008 · Posted in Health Service Review, Public Eye

  Beyond Section 31   by Paul Gosling   Joint social care commissioning by PCTs and local authorities have blossomed under so-called ‘Section 31 Agreements’. But Section 31 of the.. read more

Strong Foundations for Mental Health Trusts

Posted on January 2nd, 2007 · Posted in Health Service Review

Three mental health trusts are at the forefront of a push to obtain foundation trust status. Paul Gosling discovers what others can learn from their experiences.