Change is in the air…again. I’ve just come back from a week half term (a post Brexit/school half term/poor exchange rate/limited hols to Northumberland since you ask) to find that Mr Stevens has announced a radical re-shift in the way that health and social care will be delivered.
The Business of Being Good
In these modern times, when humanity is at the pinnacle of it’s evolutionary potential and the telescopic nature of technological progress and development will soon become exponential – leading to futurists like Ray Kurzweil to call ‘Transcendence’ (not to be confused with the awful Johnny Depp film about the matter).
Insights from City and Hackney GP Confederation Engagement event
Last Wednesday on the 23rd November both myself and Divia Mattoo attended the event on building a GP federation from initial engagement to collaboration and, following in the footsteps of City and Hackney, to an organisation with £11 million in turnover.
Jugaad Study Tour: Pre-study tour arrival day
22nd November 2016
Chaos, cars, and cows as GGI and a delegation delegation of twelve senior management, consultant and clinical staff leaders, representing NHS organisations across England and Wales, brave the madness of Bangalore. For many it’s their first insight into India – an opportunity to frame cultural context to the experience ahead and imagine the challenges of providing socialised, sustainable healthcare models in a country where the words “system” and “governance” are far-off concepts; often replaced with a vague but nationally recognised “culture” of sorts.
Immediate reflections on the Planning Guidance 2017-19
Firstly – a two year set of planning assumptions is a great step forward and recognises that annual cycles are a highly resource intensive exercise.
Perfect Ward sponsors GGI’s Festival of Governance….. Guaranteed mud-free
When you say the word “festival”, it conjures up images of crowds, tents, music and mud, so it was with some interest that we first heard about GGI’s Festival of Governance.
The HEALThI project: Understanding mental health now and into the future
20th July 2016
Today there are many problems facing patients with serious mental illness (SMI) and those that care for them. The chaotic lifestyles that ensue from an altered mental state can result in social and health disarray. Patients with severe mental illness die on average up to 20 years younger than their peers.