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  • How to improve NHS Improvement

    Cambridge Health Network member and BMJ journalist Richard Smith was at our recent event with Baroness Dido Harding, and has written an article about the evening. It was first published in the …

  • Dido Harding addresses the Cambridge Health Network

    On 19 April, the Cambridge Health Network had the honour of being addressed by Baroness Dido Harding, the recently appointed Chair of NHS Improvement.

    Prior to joining NHS Improvement, Harding was Chief Executive …

  • The journey of transforming patient health has started

    Integrated care systems (ICS) are among the most widely discussed topics in healthcare at the moment, but what is really like creating one?

    Dr Nina Pearson, the Chair of Luton CCG and the …

  • NHS workforce in danger of burnout, according to Deloitte Report

    A recently published report from Deloitte shows that the levels of staff shortages in UK hospitals are continuing to grow, as is the evidence of burnout amongst NHS staff. Doctors and nurses …

  • The Jeremy Hunt event: what really happened…

    As you can imagine a lot of preparation goes into organising each Cambridge Health Network event, so when you get the news a couple of days before an event that your keynote …

  • Richard Smith: Mental health—has the tide finally turned?

    When I spoke to this group four years ago about mental health services all was doom and gloom, but now I feel optimistic. This is how Paul Farmer, chief executive officer of …

  • The future of primary care? It’s already happening in Tower Hamlets

    Those who attended the Cambridge Health Network’s Future of primary care event last night left inspired by the lessons from East London’s Tower Hamlets.

    Chair of NHS Tower Hamlets CCG, Sir Sam Everington …

  • Richard Smith: Turning round failing hospitals

    The Care Quality Commission has placed 27 health institutions, most of them hospitals, into “special measures,” and so far 11 have emerged. Few jobs can be tougher or lonelier than taking over …

  • Clinical leaders badly needed but not appreciated

    By Richard Smith

    All health systems need clinical leaders to flourish, but being a clinical leader is hard, particularly in the NHS. Those were the main messages from last night’s meeting of the …

  • Collaboration in mental health

    At our last event Joint Ventures in Mental Health, sponsored by Mills & Reeve, Rhian Vandrill spoke alongside Turning Point’s Victor Adebowale and fast-growing private mental health provider Cygnet Health Care on …