Ensuring every patient finds the care they need after bone marrow transplant. For someone with blood cancer, a bone marrow transplant is just the start of the road to rebuilding their life. Depending on their postcode, that road can be even harder than it needs to be. read on A Road Map for Recovery
The personal health budget (PHB) is the most revolutionary expression of personalisation ever introduced to the NHS. It embodies and epitomises the Government’s vision of a patient-centred NHS, summed up by the often quoted edict ‘no decision about me, without me’. Yet it is impossible to ignore professional concern and disquiet around the implementation of PHBs. read on Personal Health Budgets – A Revolution in Personalisation
This paper tries to explore the potential impact of introducing an additional pricing scheme for new medicines on patients, who are usually blissfully unaware of pricing negotiations. It takes the approach of asking what concerns would the public still have if a new system of “value-based pricing” were introduced, despite the negotiations and new promises to include patients further in deliberations. read on Value-based pricing: the wrong medicine for the nation?
This report analyses and presents a qualitative evaluation of the benefits of the Wells Family Challenge; an assessment of the impact of in-store pharmacists using practical tools and techniques on the health and lifestyle of families. The assessment was carried out from November 2011 to November 2012, in ten Sainsbury’s stores with in-store pharmacies across the UK. read on The Wells Family Challenge: A Pharmacist First Approach
This report presents the results of a qualitative evaluation of the Yorkshire and the Humber Telehealth Hub by 2020health. The University of Hull separately evaluated the quantitative results, which are also attached to this publication. read on Yorkshire & the Humber Telehealth Hub
This report has contributions from a former nurse of the year, first president of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, International award winning Professor of Dementia, charities, educators, and members of the public with a foreward by the Staffordshire MP Jeremy Lefroy. read on Too posh to wash? Reflections on the future of nursing