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Transformative data

ZPB is a big supporter of using and publishing of data to improve outcomes in the health service. But for some, more data means one step closer to Big Brother. In case you missed it, this article by Polly Toynbee in the Guardian makes the case for using and making data more easily available, and…

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Making school league tables useful and informative

There are more ways to judge the quality of teaching in a school than by simply looking at its exam results. However, these are regularly used by parents to judge a school’s performance when choosing a school. A new report, written and due to be launched on September 9 by ZPB for the Open Public…

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The GCSE in Health and Social care – how would you do?

With GCSE results out today, some teenagers will have received their results for the GCSE in Health and Social care. But how would do if you were to sit this paper? Can you identify the purpose of NHS Choices? Name all the childhood, teenage and adult vaccinations within the immunisation programme? Or are you able…

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‘Talking beds’ on BBC Radio 4’s Today

ZPB’s director Alex Kafetz was featured on the BBC website and Radio 4’s Today Programme this week talking about the report we wrote for Healthcare at Home: Addressing the hospital capacity problem: The Recovery at Home solution. The report found that clinical and rehab home care programmes allowed hospitals to release patients earlier than normal…