Not on Twitter 24/7? The chance is you’ll have missed something interesting. Here is our summary of the health tweets that cut through with us over the past 7 days.
We’ll start with three interesting NHS chief executive blogs:
- CCGs need a stronger role in commissioning primary care, argued @jonNHSNorwich.
- @RobWebster_LCH was in good form on what the NHS means to him.
- When the Inspector calls. @drmarknewbold gave an insight into what it is like to prepare for a visit from the CQC.
An update on two people whose passion – grounded in horrific personal experience – is driving real change:
- Life on the inside. This blog by @JamesTitcombe on his experiences of @CareQualityComm is worth a read.
- #hellomynameis by @GrangerKate continues to deliver inspiring progress.
A few of relevance to debates on #NHSreform:
- Last week saw the integration pioneers announced. @JenniferTHF (who chaired the panel which determined who would get pioneer status) argues that any savings are likely to be small. Instead the pioneers should focus on better outcomes.
- Information on quality, the force that will drive rational choice. Or not. Ipsos MORI’s latest polling for NHS England shows that proximity still matters. ‘Close to home or work’ still biggest factor in choosing a hospital.
- The debate on the future (if any) for CSUs rumbles on. What role for competition? @CcgInsider covered a debate on the pros and cons.
And from America:
- The pills of last resort. An important @nytimes feature on the dilemmas of the ‘right to try.’ Very relevant to the current debate on the @SaatchiBill.
- Obamacare has lurched from congressional stand off to IT farce. But here’s a reminder of why the President bet the White House on #ACA.
- Patient safety is an issue the world over. Preventable medical errors is now the third leading cause of death behind CVD and cancer in the USA
- The debate about primary care capacity is raging in England. It is also a big concern across the pond.
- #BostonStrong @Ed_Miliband had a late night and it made him very happy.
- #Telehealth for hedgehogs (via @KayFSheldon)
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