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Are hospitals the answer?

Pressures on the NHS are increasing, hospital beds are becoming harder to find and as the costs of hospital stays soar, it begs the question, are hospitals always the answer? According to a new paper launching today, Improving the health of local people through community-based care, bringing healthcare into the community is the right answer…

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Diagnosis Critical: England’s 32 Risk Zones

A new report launched today has shown that areas with hospitals in financial trouble and poor outcomes means that people are dying when they could not have.  ZPB’s managing director Alex Kafetz explains more and our involvement in the project.   Almost one fifth of the population in England are having their health and life expectancy cut…

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Beyond the roster

A decade ago, if you worked in an NHS hospital, you commonly had to wait for a ward roster to be pinned to a board before you knew what shifts you were working the following month. How to influence the roster was a mystery and staff often frustrated that others seemed to get all the…