Nuffield Trust: changing health care services and living with less

If you like listening to/ watching paint drying, this is for you. There is no mention of rationing.. Its unreal and the rationing is here already. It’s just covert and none of the speakers can use the word for fear of losing their job.

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Access highlights from the Health Policy Summit 2014

Our Health Policy Summit 2014 provided a forum where health care experts questioned key issues for the health and social care system. View our latest resources around key topics discussed including the changing of health and social care services, and how to live with less.

Changing the delivery of health care services

Explore how we can change health and social care delivery in order to gain high-quality care in a time of tight budgets. Watch our session, on who is driving change in the NHS; read a blog by Matthew Bell, Frontier Economics, about making Monitor the “people’s champion”; and watch a video interview with Lord Gus O’Donnell, Frontier Economics, about why transformational change is key.

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Increasing efficiency in health care

During the Summit we discussed with health leaders from the UK and internationally about how we can increase the efficiency of our health system. Watch an interview with Dr Barbro Fridén of Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden, on ways of improving care delivery in larger hospitals; watch a discussion with Tim Kelsey on the power of the patient; and watch a video with Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Health on what is “Whole Patient Care”?

Barbro Fridén
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Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP
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Health Policy Summit 2014 highlights

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About Roger Burns - retired GP

I am a retired GP and medical educator. I have supported patient participation throughout my career, and my practice, St Thomas; Surgery, has had a longstanding and active Patient Participation Group (PPG). I support the idea of Community Health Councils, although I feel they should be funded at arms length from government. I have taught GP trainees for 30 years, and been a Programme Director for GP training in Pembrokeshire 20 years. I served on the Pembrokeshire LHG and LHB for a total of 10 years. I completed an MBA in 1996, and I along with most others, never had an exit interview from any job in the NHS! I completed an MBA in 1996, and was a runner up for the Adam Smith prize for economy and efficiency in government in that year. This was owing to a suggestion (St Thomas' Mutual) that practices had incentives for saving by being allowed to buy rationed out services in the following year.

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