1. 'The dog ate my whole doctor's surgery.' Yep, it's those dastardly GPs again. Ever since the weekend news that many cancers are first diagnosed in A&E we've seen the excuses just roll off their collective tongues. So much so you'd think they'd said them before. We're underfunded, underpaid. stunned by so much change, and … Continue reading Who’s up and who’s down in health and research this week?
The Health Service Journal (HSJ) has an 'exclusive' interview today with Dame Fiona Caldicott. Dame Fiona has been chairing a review - of information governance in health and social care - 'Caldicott2.' Its report and recommendations are due out in just a few short weeks.You have to subscribe to HSJ to read the full interview … Continue reading How a Dame and the Great British Public might bring an end to the patient data pantomime…
It's that time of year again to get your local NHS Trust to enter this year's Health Service Journal (HSJ) 'Progressive Research Culture' Award. This follows the success of last year's award which saw over 40 Trusts enter. Further details from the NIHR CRN CC website. I'm delighted that the nine criteria include these two: - Evidence of … Continue reading HSJ ‘Progressive Research Culture’ Award 2012: Open for entries
So it was an early start for me today, doing radio interviews for International Clinical Trials Day today. I'll post the links to one or two when available. Here's the press release from NIHR CRN which was the news peg for the interviews. NEWS RELEASE TEXT (HEADLINE AS ABOVE) The results of a new survey, published on … Continue reading Survey raises questions over NHS research
I thought that people might be interested in this report from the Health Service Journal (HSJ) of a speech that Dame Fiona Caldicott made at the Health In4matics conference earlier this week. She discusses the challenges for GPs in providing patients with online access to their medical records. I heard this week that the Department … Continue reading Health Information Governance Review: Caldicott at Health In4matics
This article (entitled 'The Rise of the Patient Leader') written by David Gilbert at InHealth Associates appeared in HSJ earlier this year. I didn't send round a link at the time because of HSJ's paywall. But now you can find it on InHealth Associates' website free of charge...which seems a very good excuse to send it round and … Continue reading Two articles worthy of a repeat airing….on ‘The Rise of the Patient Leader’ and the need for a ‘Patient Experience Framework.’
Given my post yesterday I am delighted to congratulate Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust on winning the Health Service Journal's (HSJ) first ever research culture award last night. The full list of winners and highly commendeds is as follows: Winner: Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust Highly Commended: Portsmouth Hospitals … Continue reading NHS research culture awards
A colleague of mine put up two slides at a meeting today which neatly encapsulated for me the key strategic - perhaps translational gap - in uk clinical research right now. On the demand side, the first showed the key results from the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) commissioned MORI poll of public attitudes … Continue reading You cluster if you want to…the single most important translational gap in UK clinical research today