The latest insights from our experts on health matters
Financial control is the vital first step to making the NHS sustainable. Our ‘Road to Recovery’ report sets out the steps NHS Trusts can take to get their finances in order.
The role of a Non-Executive Director (NED) in the health sector remains challenging given the pace of change, complexities of the industry, and the media spot light. PwC have developed a specific programme exclusively to support the increasing demands placed upon Non-Executive Directors in the health sector.
What role could hospital chains potentially play in the NHS? Our report draws on the experience of chains in Germany to explore the potential for the chain model in the NHS.
Exploring the role of national health bodies in enabling and supporting the delivery of local health and care services
What can the NHS learn from the Alzira model developed by Ribera Salud? John Howarth outlines the lessons he brought back from a recent trip to Spain.
International experience shows that the successful delivery of accountable care requires capability in eight key areas. Does your organisation have the capabilities it needs to deliver accountable care?
Dr Craig Tanio, Chief Medical Officer of ChenMed, discusses the ChenMed model of primary care and potential lessons for the UK.
On 1 April 2014, clinical commissioning groups reached their one year landmark. Are CCGs delivering to their full potential? What does the next year hold for clinical commissioning?
John Macaskill-Smith, CEO of the Midlands Health Network, discusses lessons from New Zealand in reforming primary care and delivering integrated care.
Providing coordinated care which delivers the outcomes that matter to people using services is a key priority across health and social care. Is outcome based commissioning the answer? Watch our short video discussion.
Sir John Oldham’s Independent Commission on Whole Person Care explores the challenges health and social care organisations face in delivering integrated care and sets out recommendations on how we can move beyond the current system too often characterised by fragmentation.
Integrating information is a key component to delivering integrated care. How can the NHS, local government and other health and social care organisations begin to join the dots?
Integrating care around people and communities, bringing together NHS and local government across the whole care economy, offers a sustainable pathway to improving outcomes and delivering value for money?
Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have a range of contracting mechanisms they need to select from to enable the delivery of new models of care. This Grafton Group reports sets out a road map to assist CCGs in selecting appropriate contracting models.
The Better Care Fund offers care economies a unique opportunity to make a step change in their integration plans. Are Health and Wellbeing boards ready to make the most of the BTF?
High profile failures of care have drawn attention to the role of culture in the NHS. In this short video, we examine the impact of culture, and the importance of leadership, in healthcare settings.
From 1 April 2013, clinical commissioning groups will take their place at the heart of the new NHS landscape. PwC’s first 100 days guide highlights key issues CCGs need to address from the outset.
2011/12 was the first year the NHS was faced with a tightened financial envelope. The Anatomy of Health Spending, a report from the Nuffield Trust, reveals how the NHS is coping with the financial and productivity challenges it faces.
In the UK, interest in mHealth – from patients, carers, commissioners and healthcare providers - has never been greater. Against this backdrop, the latest UK executive summary - mHeath in the UK: Paths for growth’ – provides the findings of the survey, commissioned by PwC, by the Economist Intelligence Unit and the scope for mHealth in the UK.
The current tariff-based system, which prices individual episodes of care, has worked for the past decade – providing the right incentives to reward efficiency and better performance. But if the NHS wants reimbursement to encourage innovation and promote integration, then it needs to adopt new strategies and approaches to pricing. Ian Wootton talks to David Bennett, Chairman and Interim Chief Executive at Monitor about their new role to regulate pricing in the NHS.
An evaluation of the reimbursement system for NHS-funded care.Reimbursement mechanisms are an important lever for delivering quality and efficiency improvements in the delivery of healthcare. In 2010/11 5% of GDP (£66 billion) was spent on reimbursing providers for NHS-funded secondary care.
In our latest Soundbites publication we examine the new opportunities for telehealth providers. And in the coming months we’ll be exploring what telehealth implementation means for the wider health and social care sectors.
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