1 03, 2019

Paper of the week 27.02.19: Has the NHS Long Term Plan forgotten we are all going to die?

2019-03-01T11:14:40+00:00

Reference: Has the Long Term Plan forgotten we are all going to die? (Bleakley T., Smith R., Taylor R) This week’s paper of the week is brought to you by Professor Sir Muir Gray, 3V’s Founding Director. Bottom line, chosen by Muir from the paper "One certainty is that there will be a lot of dying in the next 10 years as the baby boomers become the dying boomers... Increasingly, people endure slow deaths of frailty, often with dementia in the final years. Increased life expectancy is generally regarded as a cause for celebration, but many people fear dependency and dementia more than they fear death... Between a quarter and a third of health-care expenditure is for care [...]

Paper of the week 27.02.19: Has the NHS Long Term Plan forgotten we are all going to die?2019-03-01T11:14:40+00:00
13 02, 2019

Issue of the month – February 2019: End of Life Care

2019-02-13T08:55:47+00:00

Authors: Dr Karen Chumbley, Medical Director, St Helena Hospice and Dr Tim Wilson, 3V Bottom Line Much progress has been made since the End of Life strategy was published by the NHS in 2008. But more needs to be done; depending on where you live will alter the chance that you will die in the place you wish. For people dying with some conditions, more work is needed. And sadly, inequity appears to persist, even at this most moment in our life. We might hope that when we are dying, the health and care services, and the voluntary sector would work together to achieves the outcomes we wish. Multiple surveys have confirmed, for instance, that most people would [...]

Issue of the month – February 2019: End of Life Care2019-02-13T08:55:47+00:00
17 12, 2018

Paper of the week 17.12.18: Cryptic connections illuminate pathogen transmission within community networks

2018-12-17T10:07:29+00:00

Reference: Cryptic connections illuminate pathogen transmission within community networks. Hoyt, Langwig, White, Kaarakka, Redell, Kurta, DePue, Scullon, Parise, Foster, Frick, Kilpatrick This week’s paper of the week is brought to you by Dr Anant Jani, 3V Executive Director. Bottom line (chosen from the paper) We have shown that cryptic connections among groups and species have a key role in transmission dynamics and explain why transmission is far more intense in some species than others. Cryptic connections not only link social groups within species but also create bridges among species, resulting in highly connected communities Implications for value improvement  This very interesting paper looks at transmission of pathogens within and between different species of bats.  Hoyt et al.’s findings [...]

Paper of the week 17.12.18: Cryptic connections illuminate pathogen transmission within community networks2018-12-17T10:07:29+00:00
25 10, 2018

Issue of the month – October 2018: Ten-Year Plan

2018-10-30T10:53:05+00:00

Ten-Year Plan - we need to move from what to do, to how to do it When there is so much low-value care in the NHS, it is tempting to wonder if the extra injection of funds into the NHS might mean that a precious opportunity is being missed. Teresa May’s cash promise is being turned into a wish-list by pundits and pressure groups attempting to influence the Ten-Year Plan. There is a lot of advice about what to do, and most of it is about doing more. But no-one is pausing to think how we might do things differently and deliver better value for the people and populations receiving care from the NHS. At best, the NHS’s [...]

Issue of the month – October 2018: Ten-Year Plan2018-10-30T10:53:05+00:00