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Risk management is a necessary part of every mission

February 24, 2021
“There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.”…
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Seeking clarity on system-level risk

February 23, 2021
The government’s white paper on the future of integrated care was clear about its intention to foster greater collaboration between…
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LGA briefing: Health and Social Care Bill White Paper

February 20, 2021
This week the Local Government Association (LGA) published a detailed and thoughtful response to the government’s health and social care…
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Creative communication drives improvement

February 18, 2021
There are many ways governance can drive the improvement of quality of care for patients. Often colleagues in an organisation…
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All change or no change – governors and systems

February 17, 2021
NHS foundation trusts are required to develop a membership of people reflecting the communities they serve. In turn, these members…
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Putting the citizen at the heart of the NHS

February 16, 2021
The NHS has suffered arguably its toughest year since its inception in 1948. Through this difficult time, what has been…
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NHS waiting times still matter

February 13, 2021
Waiting times for planned hospital care matter to patients because living in pain and discomfort can have a serious impact…
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Integration for the sake of it won’t be enough

February 11, 2021
The NHS Long Term Plan set out an ambition for all of England to be covered by integrated care systems…
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A meeting of innocence and experience

February 10, 2021
Over the past week the tragicomic video of a Handforth Parish Council meeting has gone viral. Amid the hilarity, there…
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Now is the time for courage and vision

February 9, 2021
We find ourselves in a form of integrated care limbo. The NHS remains at full stretch meeting the extraordinary demands…
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The governance of EDI

February 6, 2021
In our bulletin series last year we noted that the death of George Floyd in the US had reignited the…
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Partnering for success

February 4, 2021
The move to turn integrated care systems into some form of statutory entities has been largely welcomed. In the last…
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The integration funding challenge

February 3, 2021
One of the thorniest issues facing those charged with establishing integrated care systems is getting the funding model right. In…
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Waking up to bias

February 2, 2021
Given the recent government decision to scrap implicit (or unconscious) bias training for civil servants in England, you may be…
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The language of leadership

January 30, 2021
President Joe Biden’s inauguration speech was a great lesson in the careful choice of words – the language of leadership….
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Time to prioritise homelessness

January 28, 2021
‘People who are homeless are not social inadequates. They are people without homes.’ So said the late Scottish trade unionist,…
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Building public confidence in COVID-19 vaccines

January 27, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a time of great uncertainty and tragedy. Last year there were more excess deaths in…
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Caring for the carers

January 26, 2021
In 2017, GGI and Care England jointly published a paper, System transformation and care homes, that explored the extent to…
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Plan for hope

January 23, 2021
Just a fortnight after the riots that marked such an ignominious end to Donald Trump’s four years in office, the…
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A breath of love…the power of social prescribing

January 21, 2021
The power and healing qualities of breath have been brought to the fore during the coronavirus pandemic as people have…
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NHS 3.0 Can a local, integrated care system deliver better outcomes for patients?

January 20, 2021
Integrated care systems were relatively new ideas that emerged from the NHS Long Term Plan. In the last few months,…
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False news and COVID denial – board responsibilities

January 16, 2021
Boards are stewards of their organisations’ assets. In this bulletin we discuss the duties of NHS boards when faced with…
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