Opinion

Three myths about Accountable Care Organisations

ZPB’s MD Alex Kafetz explores a few myths about the changes in the NHS and how these will affect organisations whose businesses work alongside providers and commissioners.  This year, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting a few accountable care organisations (ACOs) in the USA as well as meeting with a number of emerging systems in…

Opinion

Accountable care and integrated systems – don’t be fooled

By Zoe Bedford A large part of our daily business is advising clients on how to address key strategic challenges and market shifts facing health and care organisations in the UK. One of these recent shifts is towards Integrated Care Systems (ICSs), the re-branded Accountable Care Systems (ACSs), which themselves evolved from Sustainability and Transformation…

Opinion

Accessing radiotherapy – why it matters

By Charlie Smoothy If you had cancer, how far would you be willing to travel for radiotherapy? The general NHS England consensus has previously been 45 minutes, however in reality, it is not unusual for people across the country regularly have to make six-hour round trips for treatment. When treatment already takes its toll, why…

Opinion

New year, new cabinet…

By Charlie Smoothy This week has seen Theresa May reshuffle her cabinet after the scandals that broke before Christmas. Whilst the top three posts haven’t changed (the Chancellor, Foreign Secretary and Home Secretary), May has been quietly radical in the lower ranks. There are now more women as Ministers than have been before, and there…