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  • Is there a new NHS villain hogging the limelight?

    When it comes to pressures on the NHS, Jeremy Hunt is often cited as the villain. But last week there was another infamous figure in the frame. Move over Jeremy, the latest villain in this story is non other than Peppa Pig. Already terrorising the sanity of parents around the country, she’s now being accused […]

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  • Weekend public sector news round-up – 18.12.17

    Here’s some of the latest public sector news headlines, blogs and updates from the weekend: Most GPs say financial security of their practice has fallen in the past year – GP Online Two thirds of GP partners in England say their practice feels less financially secure now than 12 months ago, suggesting most are yet […]

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  • Weekend public sector news round-up – 11.12.17

    Here’s some of the latest public sector news headlines, blogs and updates from the weekend: Will recruiting GPs from overseas help tackle the workforce crisis? – GP Online NHS England plans to recruit 2,000 overseas GPs by 2020, but how has the scheme worked in pilot areas and will it make a difference to overstretched practices? […]

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  • Weekend public sector news round-up – 04.12.17

    Here’s some of the latest public sector news headlines, blogs and updates from the weekend: Scottish GP leaders vote in favour on key aspect of new contract – Pulse Today The majority of GP representatives attending a special LMCs conference think that the new Scottish GP contract addresses the key issues of sustainable funding, reduced […]

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  • Weekend public sector news round-up – 12.11.17

    Here’s some of the latest public sector news headlines from the weekend: Warnings that 60% of council tax to be spent on social care by 2020 – local.gov Town hall chiefs have warned that by 2020, nearly 60p in every £1 of council tax will be spend on caring for adults and children by 2020, […]

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  • Guest blog: A leader leads by example, whether he intends to or not

    I happened to catch an article last week, which served as a timely reminder of the quote above. Applied to my work, this is something I find myself talking about a lot, particularly in the GP Federations and Super Practices we support.  However, this relates to all my work, whether it’s hubs of 30,000 to 50,000, […]

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  • Why engagement needs to be vastly improved in the public sector

    There seemss to be a current trend for words such as ‘collaboration’, partnerships, ‘participation’ and ‘involvement’ but they all have a commonality. They can’t be achieved in isolation and they require engagement.

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  • What does a ‘good’ health service look like?

    I recently worked with a group developing a New Model of Care, discussing what ‘good’ looks like. “How will NHS England know we are good at what we do?” was the main topic of the debate, to which I added “how will the patients and wider stakeholders, which includes all service providers e.g. general practice, […]

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  • Why change is constant in pursuit of our goals

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    You are chief executive of your own business! Whether you accept this is a different matter; however, we are all in charge of our own destiny. If you don’t like your work, don’t like your outcomes, are not enjoying life, nobody can fix that for you, you have to be willing to fix it for […]

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  • Could you put a price on customer value?

    In the latest in his series of blogs on lean, David Hamer gives his insight into the worth of customer value. A man goes into a barber’s shop and asks, “Can you give me a Tony Curtis haircut?” For those of you who are too young to know Tony Curtis, he was a movie star […]

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