Tag: Richard Bourne

Third Era and Healthcare

The Third Era group is a small network of academics, care professionals, managers and politicians who share an interest in making our health and social care systems better.  They share the view that as the era of markets and competition…

Era 3, Health care reforn in the UK

There is general agreement that the Health & Social Care Act 2012 is problematic, says Richard Bourne, but there is little agreement about replacing it. The NHS is going through major changes with experiments around the country into new approaches…

Wellness relationship to illness

It is probably no longer plausible to claim we have 48 hours, one week or one election to save the NHS, but it does feel that in some sense we are at a significant juncture in thinking about the care…

It is probably no longer plausible to claim we have 48 hours, one week or one election to save the NHS, but it does feel that in some sense we are at a significant juncture in thinking about the care…

Most of us have read the claim that the introduction of the internal market increased NHS administration costs from 5% to 14%, with many variations on the theme claiming for example that this means £10bn could be saved by ending…

This paper is based on discussions facilitated by Health Matters journal (www.healthmatters.org.uk) and the Socialist Health Association (www.sochealth.co.uk) in March and April 2013. Near future: In the run up to the 2015 general election, the NHS is likely to have…

A safe and sustainable solution to the long standing problems confronting care in Staffordshire must be found. Problems at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust (MSFT) have led to the instigation of the Trust Special Administration process (TSA) but there are also…