Simon Stevens puts innovation and patients as innovators front-of-house in NHS

Simon Stevens, the relatively new NHS Chief Executive, put innovation front-of-house in his speech to the NHS Confederation yesterday.  He identified it as one of three elements crucial to 'future-proofing' the NHS for the challenges ahead.  You can read the full speech here.  But I have also included the relevant extract below as it is worth reading. A few points … Continue reading Simon Stevens puts innovation and patients as innovators front-of-house in NHS

NHS leaders on public involvement in services and research

Just thought I would pass on these two pieces by Candy Morris, Research Champion for the NHS, and Mike Farrar, CEO of the NHS Confederation, respectively, about the importance of public involvement in the NHS. Candy's article appears in the Department of Health's regular bulletin 'The Month,' and focuses on public involvement in clinical research. … Continue reading NHS leaders on public involvement in services and research

‘Scroll down’ for clinical trials

To begin with, here's more on that Pfizer story about use of mobile phone technology etc in clinical trials. It seems to have piqued an interest among many of you anyway. Also on the subject of clinical trials, I was rather perplexed by this story running out of the NHS Confederation this morning. I'm delighted … Continue reading ‘Scroll down’ for clinical trials

Andrew Lansley Speeches, Office for Life Sciences etc

For those just joining us....there is a brief report on Lansley's speech on the BMA conference website.  The headline is 'Lansley promises NHS power to doctors' and I feel almost compelled to put 'Discuss' after it.  The BMA piece details Lansley's 5 Ps or priorities for the NHS. Another piece running on the Press Association … Continue reading Andrew Lansley Speeches, Office for Life Sciences etc