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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:

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:

And finally:

Incisive Health is the new force in health policy and communications. In an NHS environment that is noisy, changing rapidly and where decision-makers are under intense pressure, policy communications need to be incisive to make an impact. We know how to cut through the noise and competing priorities to deliver results that enhance our clients' businesses and reputations and – ultimately – improve healthcare for patients.