The waiting stats published today are jaw dropping. DHC Director, Graham Kendall, reviews the figures and estimates that the true waiting list is now around 6.4 million people. The data, covering the period up to the end of May, show: admissions are down to 18% of last year’s levels (296,000 in May 2019 compared to… Read More The scale of the challenge
DHC Director, Graham Kendall, explores trends in the latest GP appointment data and highlights how experiences vary across the country. As discussed in this article for the HSJ, the official data contain highly suspect figures to say the least. Despite these reservations, especially about online appointment rates, trends relating to total number of appointments are… Read More What’s happening with GP appointments?
Shortly after the explosion on board Apollo 13, Gene Kranz, its steely-nerved flight director, famously said, “Let’s work the problem, people. Let’s not make things worse by guessing.” His approach saved lives. We need the same approach now. Writing in the Health Service Journal, DHC Director, Graham Kendall, draws attention to variations in reported figures of… Read More Let’s not make things worse by guessing
Speaking to The Guardian, DHC Director Graham Kendall emphasises the importance of a diverse range of suppliers . “When any system goes down it’s deeply frustrating for all involved, especially patients and clinicians. “It’s fundamentally important to have reliable fallback measures in place, and that’s one of the many reasons why the Digital Healthcare Council… Read More Transparency and diversity of suppliers are essential to get the best for patients
The Prime Minister says he wants to prioritise the NHS, so let’s start by prioritising – and measuring – what matters to patients. With such a strong focus on Brexit, it’s easy to miss that the Conservative’s key domestic pledges at the last election had a notably different emphasis compared to past campaigns. “£33.9 billion… Read More It’s time to measure performance on patients’ priorities
The Digital Healthcare Council has published four key design principles that are essential for a vibrant and sustainable digital health ecosystem that works for patients. The four key principles are: People first Fair system rules Free and open information Evidence-based practice On 13 December, the incoming Government will face numerous health challenges. These include improving… Read More Design principles for digital health that works for patients