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It takes an onion – not an eon – to bring about changes with impact for patients, says Samantha Jones

When I was a staff nurse thinking of going into management, there were many things I thought I would be doing.  Talking about ‘onions’ was never one them – however, it is what I am doing, with my team, on a daily basis. ‘Onionising something’ is becoming part of the language at West Hertfordshire Hospitals … Continue reading

Compassion is what’s common in our NHS, not cruelty, says Lisa Rodrigues

Back in 1973 at The Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, no-one talked about compassion. You were either a good student nurse or a bad one. Or, as in my case, one with plenty of room for improvement. It was a Saturday lunchtime, and I was in handover on the infectious ward. I was allocated … Continue reading

Reconfiguration rhetoric is a difficult political discourse, but no longer can we shy away from the conversation, says Dr Phillip Lee MP

In the wake of the Francis report and Mid-Staffordshire scandals, it has recently come to light that a further 14 trusts are under investigation due to unnecessary deaths and appalling mismanagement. There may be more. It is clear that our current system of healthcare regulation has failed. More importantly, this has meant that the NHS … Continue reading

Spreading the ‘collaboration contagion’ will cure ‘silo syndrome’, says Jo Webber

In the new jigsaw which is rapidly becoming the 21st century NHS, a whole range of issues culminate in one operational headache, the inexorable rise in demand, which is being felt across the system. From primary care, through to ambulance and community providers and into the emergency department, the growth in unscheduled activity seems to … Continue reading


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