Many of the structures which underpin the NHS are broken. The world has changed, the demands of patient care have moved on and the NHS - a vast ship in a turbulent sea - is finding it difficult to change course to meet these new demands headon
Two key questions.
1 What is the strategy that will produce a healthcare system that is sustainable and fit for purpose?
2. Do Porter and Lee, a couple of Harvard based strategists, have the answer to question 1?
Ben Gowland tries his best to help Joe Tibbetts understand the problems as well as the answers.
RealityBites - The National Healthcare Conversation is a weekly podcast, between Ben Gowland and Joe Tibbetts, focussing on healthcare and UK health and care services.
Ben Gowland is the CEO of NHS Nene Clinical Commissioning Group and formerly Director of Service Improvement and Quality at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust. Joe Tibbetts is the publisher of HealthCare Innovation Daily - an Information Daily online title, and is founder of the INSOMNIACS group on LinkedIn.
Ben Gowland writes a weekly column published every Monday morning in The Information Daily http://www.theinformationdaily.com/ben-gowland
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