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Agency Caps – Cure or Chaos

With the imminent ratchet down it is timely to reflect on the impact of the Price Caps introduced last November.  What have we learnt? It is difficult to tell because reaction from both agency workers and Hospital Trust has been … Continue reading

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Accident and Emergency waits – the highest for a decade.

It’s interesting to read peoples’ comments on the breaking story about the number of people waiting more than 4 hours in A&E which has risen by 21% compared with the same period one year ago. Politicians say that more efficiency … Continue reading

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Running a hospital is like running a business. True or False?

Running a hospital is a highly complex job and we’ve seen corporate types on telly try to do this and fail, so are there any similarities or not? Like a business a hospital needs to keep its costs under control. … Continue reading

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The Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust – what went wrong

Clearly something went wrong at The Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust. Among the reasoning has been blame on the NHS culture, which focused “on doing the system’s business – not that of the patients”. This is understandable, but let’s not forget … Continue reading

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