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Archive for October 2012

Lets help our struggling hospitals face their problems says Mike Farrar

Hospitals in financial trouble need assistance not castigation from politicians and a proper dialogue with the communities they serve, says NHS Confederation chief executive Mike Farrar. Financial pressures are mounting on the NHS and a growing number of hospital trusts are finding themselves pushed towards a cliff edge. The NHS budget is flat when other … Continue reading

Hospitals must speak with a louder voice, says Dr Mark Newbold

Much has changed in the hospital sector in recent years. Hospitals are more open in the way they do business, regulation has increased significantly, access times have fallen dramatically, infrastructure has improved, patient satisfaction has increased, and we have become steadily busier. There has been a relentless rise in activity, which until recently has been … Continue reading

NHS Voices is the NHS Confederation’s new blog for NHS leaders

We want it to provide a new space for our members – and leaders from all parts of the healthcare sector – to come together, raise issues, share ideas and debate ways forward. I hope you will find it an informative and honest view of what is happening on the ground in the NHS. If … Continue reading

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