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It provides a space for senior leaders from all parts of the health and care sector to come together, share ideas and debate solutions.

Please note that all views expressed are those of the individual author, not of the NHS Confederation. Publication of a post does not in any way imply agreement or endorsement from our membership.

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Cross-sector collaboration is a game changer for social change | Jason Helgerson and Juliette Price

16 / 1 / 2017 9.24am

Most of today’s most pressing social challenges are too complex for any single institution to solve. To move the needle, sectors will need to collaborate like never before. In this post, we get a glimpse into how such an approach is making an impact on some of New York State’s most vulnerable children.

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A&E is the barometer for a health and care system under pressure | Phil McCarvill

11 / 1 / 2017 5.16pm

What happens in one part of our health and care system reverberates across all other parts – that's why whole-system solutions are needed to avoid a winter crisis.

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What’s on the EU’s agenda for the first half of 2017? | Elisabetta Zanon

NHS European Office

09 / 1 / 2017 9.48am

The head of the NHS European Office takes a look at what the Maltese presidency of the EU Council could mean for the NHS.

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What lies ahead for healthcare in Wales in 2017 and beyond? | Michael Trickey

Wales

20 / 12 / 2016 11.02am

With a narrow window in which to move the Welsh NHS onto a pathway to sustainability, Michael Trickey considers what needs to happen in the years ahead.

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Collaboration, collaboration, collaboration: How to deliver a digital NHS | Shaun O’Hanlon

16 / 12 / 2016 12.09pm

We need to break down the old barriers to deliver new digital services, writes health tech chief medical officer Shaun O’Hanlon.

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A health and care symphony harmonising on social care concern | Paul Healy

15 / 12 / 2016 9am

With pressures mounting on public services, the government has today announced some relief for adult social care. Our head of analysis, Paul Healy, takes a look at how the NHS Confederation has influenced the health and social care spending settlement in recent years.

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Who knows best when it comes to emergency hospital admissions? | Jon Glasby

12 / 12 / 2016 1.39pm

Healthcare services are missing a major trick when it comes to emergency hospital admissions, writes the University of Birmingham’s professor Jon Glasby. Following an in-depth study into preventing avoidable admissions, he reveals all about what the research found.

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Sharps injuries: Strategies and solutions to protect healthcare workers | Lorena Tonarelli

09 / 12 / 2016 11.20am

Around one million needlestick injuries occur every year among care workers across Europe. Medical journalist Lorena Tonareli takes a look at how healthcare settings can reduce the risks and ensure a safe workplace for staff.

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Is the NHS really heading for disaster this winter? | Steven Peak

05 / 12 / 2016 9.30am

Winter looms once again and, according to headlines, the NHS is barely standing to face it. Is there enough time left to prepare for the increased demand? Steven Peak, director at Vanguard Healthcare Solutions, considers the question…

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Ten actions to put people and communities at the heart of health and wellbeing | Halima Khan

28 / 11 / 2016 8am

How can the health and care sector better orient itself to put people and communities front and centre of everything it does? Halima Khan explains.

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Cross-sector collaboration is a game changer for social change | Jason Helgerson and Juliette Price

16 / 1 / 2017 9.24am

Most of today’s most pressing social challenges are too complex for any single institution to solve. To move the needle, sectors will need to collaborate like never before. In this post, we get a glimpse into how such an approach is making an impact on some of New York State’s most vulnerable children.

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