2013 January

Uncovered McKinsey report challenged ‘free at point of delivery’ pledge

A report prepared by consultants McKinsey suggests politicians may need to “challenge the principle that the NHS is free at the point of delivery” in order to fund healthcare. The report explores a number of options based on abandoning that … Continue reading

How-to: Mapping planning applications

Sid Ryan wanted to see if planning applications near planning committee members were more or less likely to be accepted. Here’s the first part of how he did it (a second part – on researching people – here):
While researching Hammersm…

HMI in 2012 – and 2013

Time for an update on what’s happening across the Help Me Investigate network – and if you want to join in.

Help Me Investigate Health has been very active. Alex Plough has been looking at CCGs: the new bodies wh…

Useful health links for December 19th to January 8th

Here are the health-related links that have caught our eyes between December 19th and January 8th: Thousands of Summary Care Records created without consent in NHS IT blunder | News Article | Pulse Today – Dr Paul Cundy, chair of … Continue reading

Follow the money: financial incentives for CCGs

If you’re curious about what incentives might be guiding the new health system, this update from the NHS Commissioning Board provides some essential context: “Financial incentives (quality premium) will be paid to all CCGs that improve or achieve on four … Continue reading

Data promised at ‘consultant level’ by summer

More from the latest briefing from the NHS Commissioning Board, on new data to be made available in 2013: “Commissioners will be expected to make improvement against the NHS Outcomes Framework. To improve information, providers should by summer 2013 publish … Continue reading

Useful education links for November 4th through January 2nd

Tweet These are the education links we found interesting between November 4th and January 2nd: £3.2 MILLION library fines bill for forgetful Midland students – Birmingham Mail – Times Higher Education – Public-backed funding to private college students shoots up … Continue reading