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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…

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Where there’s smoke, there’s fire

By Rachel Allan It’s the new year and the time is ripe for a new you! The weekend papers were chocka-block with articles and advertising aiming to make the most of our regretful festive gluttony. A traditional new year resolution is to give up smoking.  To motivate smokers along this year Public Health England has…

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Friday five: top health news stories this week

This week the Budget, living in London and Sussex Health Care have dominated the news. The Chancellor announces NHS funding in the Budget This week, the Chancellor announced the Budget in Parliament. He had previously been warned that the NHS needed £4bn in order to ‘look after patients properly next year’. The figures announced were…

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Using data to measure quality in hospitals

ZPB’s COO Alex Kafetz spoke yesterday at The British Healthcare Business Intelligence Association’s annual conference about different ways to measure the performance of healthcare organisations. Alex knows a thing or two about healthcare data, having formerly worked for the health regulator the Healthcare Commission and at data company Dr Foster, and at ZPB he works closely with health…