Is there a future for the private sector in the NHS?

By Rob Preston on January 21, 2015 | Category: Blog | No Comments

Reducing the involvement of the private sector in the NHS was agreed on by the overwhelming majority of an audience at last night’s Guardian Live event, looking at the future of the health service.

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Growing power of social media for NHS frontline

By Emma Meggs on January 16, 2015 | Category: Blog | No Comments

As this year’s news agenda continues to follow the tales of woe within the NHS – and in particular A&E – it’s interesting to see the variety of voices taking part in this dialogue.

The increase in first-hand accounts being shared through traditional and social media provides valuable lessons for PR professionals.

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Positive PR for other health services can ease A&E pressure

By Rob Preston on January 8, 2015 | Category: Blog | No Comments

This week’s accident and emergency figures which showed that NHS England has seen its worst waiting times for a decade led to Labour calling for an urgent summit on the pressures facing the NHS.

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Kelsey’s got his work cut out

By James Tout on December 17, 2014 | Category: Blog | No Comments

How do we drag the NHS kicking and screaming into the 21st century by making better use of technology?

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Sorry seems to be the hardest word

By Rob Preston on December 11, 2014 | Category: Blog | No Comments

Today’s story in the Metro titled: ‘Blooming heck! Saying sorry could cost hospital £50,000’ showed how difficult it is for an organisation to apologise.
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Speaking from personal experience

By Carl Packman on November 14, 2014 | Category: Blog | No Comments

Behind every good organisation, business, or charity, you’re likely to find an extraordinary person with a strong personal story, which, when told, immediately reveals where their passion comes from.

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Pros and cons of patients owning their records

By Carl Packman on October 28, 2014 | Category: Blog | No Comments

Since the proposals were published by the Department of Health in 2012 to liberate the NHS, the case for “no decision about me, without me” has been largely made. Selling shared decision-making to the public was the easy part; making it a reality was slightly more complicated.

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Recipe for a perfect healthcare system

By Holly Sutton on October 9, 2014 | Category: Blog | No Comments

The world doesn’t have a perfect healthcare system, but if it did, these 14 ingredients collected from darling of the NHS grad scheme and jewel of KPMG Mark Britnell is how it would be made up.

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Can the Lib Dems’ mental health promise claw back credibility?

By Rob Preston on October 8, 2014 | Category: Blog | No Comments

After both Ed Miliband and David Cameron put improving the NHS at the heart of their party conference speeches, Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats are doing the same this week – with a particular focus on mental health.

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Will Labour’s lofty NHS plans fall down a cash black hole?

By James Tout on September 23, 2014 | Category: Blog | No Comments

First published on Left Foot Forward on 23 September 2014:

With the final party conference season before next May’s general election underway, the main political parties are treating their gatherings as a pitch to the voters.

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