Covid-19 reader: 3 December
Covid-19 reader: 3 December
by Steve Brown
03 December 2021

Better evidence needed for government’s mandatory vaccination policy for health and care staff; a boost for the vaccination booster programme; and the current caseload as attention turns to the latest new variant. All in this week’s suggested reading.

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NAO urges realism on elective recovery
NAO urges realism on elective recovery
by Seamus Ward
02 December 2021

There is a risk that the waiting list for elective care in England will be longer in 2025 than it is now, despite additional funding, the National Audit Office said.

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Accounting for digital investment
Accounting for digital investment
by Nicci Briggs
01 December 2021

Digital technology offers huge potential to transform how health services are provided, but it raises important questions about how a project is being funded and how it should be accounted for.

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Better Care Fund: overcoming the barriers
Better Care Fund: overcoming the barriers
by Tarryn Lake
30 November 2021

The Better Care Fund is not perfect, but local experience suggests it does support better working together and more integrated care.

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Covid-19 reader: 26 November
Covid-19 reader: 26 November
by Steve Brown
26 November 2021

Where in Europe will the pandemic hit hardest in the coming months? Meanwhile new analysis of vaccine safety is good news for pregnant women. And report looks for lessons in digital adoption post-Covid. All in this week’s suggested reading.

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Enabling successful partnerships and good governance with Prochainmatrix
Enabling successful partnerships and good governance with Prochainmatrix
by Paid content
26 November 2021

Agile working in the new normal with transparency and quality standards will ensure successful health network partnerships. Recognising the current shortcomings, and addressing the visible deficiencies and hidden challenges, is a leadership priority that cannot be ignored. Prochainmatrix enables partner organisations to promote smoother collaboration, reduce complexity and benefit from stronger performance.

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Bermuda shorts 24: between a rock and a hard place
Bermuda shorts 24: between a rock and a hard place
by Bill Shields
26 November 2021

Bermuda Hospitals Board’s chief finance officer explores the balance between re-opening society while living with Covid-19 and retaining strict controls to limit further spread of the virus.

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Finances broadly on track, but demand pressures showing
Finances broadly on track, but demand pressures showing
by Seamus Ward
25 November 2021

The NHS in England showed an aggregate £319m underspend against plan at month 6, with a forecast underspend of more than £25m.

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The art of the digital business case
The art of the digital business case
by Wayne Smith
24 November 2021

New technology has the power to transform service delivery in the NHS, but first projects need to be approved. What does it take to build a compelling digital business case?

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Covid-19 reader: 19 November
Covid-19 reader: 19 November
by Steve Brown
19 November 2021

More and better research needed into understanding the impact of public health measures such as mask wearing, concerns about third dose roll-out and government found to be underprepared for pandemic. All in this week’s Covid-19 reader.

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