Opinion

Is the working relationship between the NHS and private partners under threat?

This article was first published in HealthInvestor. Last week the National Audit Office concluded that, despite the exceptional circumstances in dealing with Covid-19, “standards of transparency” had not been “consistently met” in the way private sector contracts were awarded during the first wave of the pandemic. Independent providers of health and care services to the…

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What is to blame for the increased impact of COVID-19 on ethnic minorities? 

Analysis  By Alicia Bossey  Although the entire population is susceptible to the novel coronavirus, there is mounting evidence that different groups have been disproportionately  affected by it. Just yesterday, new research by EClinical Medicine found that Black people are twice as likely as white people to catch the coronavirus. The study, which analysed data from 18 million…

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Health Investor awards – let’s hear it for communications!

Having been shortlisted for HealthInvestor’s Strategic Consultants of the Year, we find out this week if we are the winners of this coveted accolade. This is a first for us – and also for Health Investor. Health Investor and its community promote the importance of private sector firms and their contribution to improving patient care…

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Telling stories with data

By Anne Janssen, ZPB Analyst Data adds another dimension to a story. It provides insight, legitimacy, enhancing your message creating impact and important context. It always needs to be handled with responsibility and integrity – using data to stand up a story that’s not valid is wrong – but ultimately damages your brand. I am…