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Frontline: Forensic medical examiner A doctor working with the police worries about the effect of outsourcing on the care of vulnerable people
The NHS reforms set out in the government’s Health and Social Care Bill are “disrupting and distracting” the effort to make £20bn of savings over the next four years, according to a critical report published yesterday by the Commons Health Committee.
After 15 years in the civil service – including a stint as the cabinet secretary’s communications chief – Siobhan Benita is making the leap into politics. Matt Ross meets the would-be London mayor as she kicks off her campaign.
In 2000, Tim Kelsey launched the private business Dr Foster to produce a league table on hospital performance. Now he’s been hired by the PM to push the transparency agenda throughout Whitehall. Matt Ross meets him.
Sian Jarvis has spent more than a decade overseeing communications for the Department of Health. She tells Joshua Chambers about public health policy – and communicating controversial reforms to the NHS.
This week’s interviewee says the coach of NHS reform is heading broadly in the right direction, but wishes the driver would take more care
The health select committee chair – and former health secretary – Stephen Dorrell has been instrumental in delaying the coalition’s NHS reforms. Speaking to Joshua Chambers, he sets out his own plans for healthcare.
An NHS worker wonders why her hospital has a complex IT system but also uses paper records
Una O’Brien has taken the helm at the Department of Health as the NHS undergoes the most fundamental reforms in its history. She tells Suzannah Brecknell that persistence and partnership working will make those reforms work.
This week we meet a hospital doctor, who discusses changes to the medical career ladder
This week’s interviewee works for a charity providing social care for people leaving psychiatric hospitals
This week’s interviewee is a practice manager, responsible for the business and operational management of a major GP partnership
This week’s interviewee is a GP with more than 20 years’ experience as a partner in an urban practice
This week, a former mental health nurse explains why she left the profession just seven months after qualifying.