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Culture and Breakfast (strategy wasn’t invited)

By Hilary Rowell, director, ZPB Last week, we held our first ZPB breakfast briefing. This brought together a select group of clients, and others who work with the NHS in various capacities, to reflect on the government response to Francis. Unsurprisingly, our discussion centred on the question of culture and change in the NHS. The…

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A Different Angle

Another perspective on the debate started by the The Power of Partnership report, launched a couple of weeks ago: Andrew Taylor, Director of Aldwych partners explains that the new models of contracting suggested do not have anything in them that inherently conflicts with NHS rules on patient choice, procurement and competition. However he adds the…

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The Health 2.0 movement is in full swing

We’re feeling pretty inspired this week after seeing the latest in mobile tech and apps being showcased at the Health 2.0 Europe conference. We saw sensors and trackers, a teddy bear that measures children’s vital signs, Fitbits and Tictracs, and remote systems for clinical decision-making. The energy was contagious and you couldn’t help but feel…

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Seizing the potential of partnerships

By Hilary Rowell, director, ZPB Today ZPB launches The Power of Partnership: how to seize the potential – the second in a series supported by Sodexo but guided by an independent reference panel chaired by Sir William Wells. What has struck us as we worked on this report is the level of interest and enthusiasm…