Trusts are under increasing pressure to improve service delivery, while undertaking significant cost-cutting measures; traditionally outsourcing has been a way to tackle such problems. Outsourcing can be flexible and permits Trusts to gain access to additional clinical capacity to reduce patient waiting times. However, these benefits often come with a heavy price tag and potential … Continued

What is an unacceptable time to wait for non-urgent care?

Ever since the alarming headline above was published by the Guardian on March 31st, Simon Stevens and 18 Week Referral to Treatment Targets has been, quite rightly, the subject of intense scrutiny and debate. Firstly, legal advice was quickly commissioned by the Labour party to advise on the legality of this departure from the NHS … Continued

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