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A call for ‘plain speaking’ about poor NHS care

Roger Taylor from Dr Foster Intelligence was recently featured on the BBC Health news website, writing on the changing culture around the NHS. Taylor states that in the past, “there has been a culture in the NHS, which at best aims to reassure the public and at worst seeks to conceal failings.” But whilst the…

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What would the NHS look like if it were run by Tesco?

Trust, values, loyalty, courage, act, balance, simple, lean, compete and truth – the ten words that guide successful management according to Terry Leahy, former CEO of Tesco. Looking at recent NHS events, from the failure of the board at Mid-Staffs, to the start of GP-led commissioning, how many of these words hold true in the…

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The world’s biggest data breaches

Information is Beautiful have published a compelling and interactive bubble graphic visualising data breaches from the last few years worldwide. The graphic shows interesting trends developing over the last two years, particularly an increase in social media websites being hacked. It is good to see that NHS are not included in those developing trends. View…

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The NHS is opening up to health technology entrepreneurs

Last Friday was the NHS England Entrepreneurs Day at Hub Westminster. The day was a huge success with a long list of speakers and a very packed room of delegates. The event began with speeches from NHS England’s Tim Kelsey, Beverley Bryant and John Coulthard who gave updates on NHS England’s recent work. This was…