• 28 Aug 14
    The health reforms were meant to create a fast-track, patient-centred service. Rising waiting times and A&E admissions – and confusion over GP commissioning and care funding – suggest...
  • 1 May 14
    With huge changes to NHS structures and culture, it’s an exciting time to be working in health policy. Nigel Edwards, the new chief executive of the Nuffield Trust thinktank, talks to PF about...
  • 16 Apr 14
    NHS trusts are sinking ever deeper into debt, and the financial prognosis is gloomy. So what happens when the cash runs out?
  • Cardiogram
    20 Nov 13
    The government's full response to the Francis inquiry report into Mid Staffs contains many welcome proposals. But squaring the quality and finance agendas is going to prove tough
  • 1 Nov 13
    Health secretary Jeremy Hunt says he wants to hear ‘uncomfortable truths’ from the Care Quality Commission in future. So how much is chief executive David Behan willing to tell him?
  • 21 Oct 13
    Eight small firms have been awarded NHS funds to develop innovative products and services for people with mental illnesses and those approaching the end of their lives.
  • Health network
    5 Aug 13
    With only a 'handful' of NHS trusts likely to meet new data requirements from April 2014, it's time for action. Trusts need the necessary data at their disposal if they are to avoid...
  • Cardiogram
    11 Mar 13
    Over-reliance on targets has been suggested as a factor in the Stafford Hospital scandal. But managers and front-line staff should never use the 'system' as an excuse for behaving in an...
  • 7 Mar 13
    Productivity levels have long been an issue for the NHS. But with spending at a standstill and demand soaring, the problem is becoming acute
  • Malcolm Prowle
    7 Feb 13
    The terrible failures at Stafford Hospital were not about resources. They were about deep-rooted cultural problems that top-down recommendations will do little to change.
  • 6 Feb 13
    A focus on cost-cutting led to ‘shocking’ failures in the patient care provided at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, the public inquiry into the issue has concluded.
  • 24 May 11
    It's not the easiest time to be running the finances of an NHS hospital but Chelsea & Westminster FD Lorraine Bewes says the prognosis is good. She tells PF how the foundation trust is...