People with a severe mental illness have a life expectancy that is some 15-20 years shorter than average. This is perhaps one of the starkest statistics in health in the UK. With the NHS Long Term Plan on the horizon, it’s perhaps time to look at how new measures of prevention and early intervention
John Rayner, Regional Director, HIMSS Analytics for Europe and Latin America, discusses the digital future for patient records with Accountable Care Journal
Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at the Care Quality Commission, on turning the organisation around and her plans for the Nursing and Midwifery Council
A new briefing from leading think tanks highlights the alarming risks created by shortages in the healthcare workforce which could reach up to 250,000 by 2030. So what does this mean for the aims and ambitions of the forthcoming NHS Long Term Plan?
Tim Elwell-Sutton, Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Health Foundation, offers his insight on the impact of the social determinants of health, the cost of health inequalities and why, most crucially, it makes sense to invest in boosting health outcomes.
Mills & Reeve respond to Professor Sir Simon Wessely’s initial call for evidence as he undertakes his review of the Mental Health Act 1983, looking at a range of options for reforming the MHA, from large-scale changes to more specific amendments.
Infrastructure Specialist Barry Francis reflects on the possible impacts of the forthcoming budget on healthcare infrastructure in the UK.
High profile distress and failure across the public sector contracting market has become all too common, culminating most recently in the collapse of Carillion. All are entangled in allegations of mismanagement and corporate profiteering. But is this the real story? Almost certainly not.