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How could alternative delivery models could help you improve your services, make them more sustainable, and meet your obligations under the NHS Long Term Plan? The NHS Long Term Plan sets the direction towards more integrated care, and the expectation of new ways of working. However, the choice for NHS services is wrongly presented as…

A bow to the inevitable, a dose of common sense, and a streak of the radical – our comment on the NHS Ten Year Plan

Earlier this week saw the publication of the long-awaited NHS ten year plan. Originally due in the autumn, it picks up the torch from the 2014 Five Year Forward View and explains how the NHS will change over the next decade. This includes how it will use the extra £20bn a year of investment committed…

Engaging clinicians is pivotal to NHS transformation

As the NHS publishes its long-awaited ten year plan, MV consultant Umar Majid argues that change is only possible with the support and buy-in of clinical staff. The NHS is changing and it is clinicians who hold the key to ensuring that this change is successful and sustainable. As patients’ needs are becoming more complex,…

Transforming care by improving support services – how can we enable the enablers?

MV’s Jamie McMahon argues the importance of prioritising support services and asks how we can enable the enablers? Alongside excellent clinical care, support services are the foundation of an effective health service. Without hospital porters, cleaners, building managers and procurement officers doing their job, patients would not get the care that they need. These support…

End of austerity? Not yet for public services

MV’s Andrew Laird argues that we must bring public services closer together to keep future demand under control. This week, the Chancellor confirmed that the public finances are improving. But with Brexit fast approaching and businesses crying out for government support to deal the impact, public services are unlikely to see the financial floodgates opening…

New models of General Practice must tackle the increasing strain on GPs, as well as improve the offer to patients

John Copps argues that if new approaches to General Practice are to be successful, they must work for both patients and the workforce “If General Practice fails, the NHS fails.” That is the stark warning from the NHS’s Five Year Forward View. It is difficult to understate the importance of General Practice to the NHS:…

More Government funding available to support new delivery models

Tracey Crouch – Minister for Sport and Civil Society has announced a further £1 million in funding for the Mutuals Support Programme which supports organisations looking to either become or grow as Public Service Mutuals (see definition below). This is in addition to the £1.7 million already allocated to the overall programme when it launched…

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