Monday, 14 November 2011
Health secretary must reveal DOH assessment of restructuring risks
Public interest in information about the coalition's NHS plans was more important than ministers' insistence that disclosure would impede the formulation of government policy, Graham ruled. "Disclosure would significantly aid public understanding of ...
UK Lords Challenge Plans To Let NHS Be Run By Unaccountable Quango – OpEdEurasia Review
Andrew Lansley ordered to reveal secret health reportEvening Standard
Health and social care ''still not joined up''Public Service
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The true cost of fraud to the NHS is more than £3bn a year, putting patients' lives at risk, according to a new report. The staggering figure – enough to build dozens of new hospitals – is the work of a "dishonest minority" of doctors, staff, patients and contractors, the report, to be published tomorrow, says. The Independent
Health trusts are to be banned from rationing NHS operations and imposing minimum waiting times to cut costs, the Heath Secretary, Andrew Lansley, will announce today. The Independent
Keeping Change on Track, Journal for Quality & Participation, Apr2011, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p4-9
The article discusses several factors needed to ensure successful change. Some pitfalls to change management include unrecognized costs, limited communication and minimal involvement. The seven core factors that support successful change are clarity, engagement, adequate resources, systems alignment, leadership, communication and tracking. Assessment of status and key issues as well as creating change readiness are deemed important in managing the change process.
Northamptonshire staff can request the full-text of this paper from the Library.