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Improving the patient experience: 5 things we can learn from Geisinger

Measuring and improving the patient experience is vitally important. The Royal College of Physicians, for example, say patient experience should be valued as much as clinical effectiveness, and patient experience is one of Lord Darzi’s 3 quality criteria. However, patient … Continue reading

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What we heard about the 2015/16 national tariff proposals

Our last blog described how the proposed 2015/16 national tariff aims to help the health sector bridge the gap between growing cost pressures on the NHS and a flat budget in real terms. To develop our proposals, we relied heavily … Continue reading

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The challenges in setting the national tariff for 2015/16

In this second blog we discuss some of the pressures that the NHS faces and how Monitor takes them into consideration when it sets the national tariff. The NHS faces pressures from a number of sources. Costs are rising because … Continue reading

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Pricing healthcare

Introducing the national tariff, its aims and Monitor’s role in setting it.
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Getting payment for urgent and emergency care right

In Sir Bruce Keogh’s vision for urgent and emergency care, people who ask for care will be treated at or near their homes, maybe over the phone, whenever this is clinically the right thing to do. Only those in urgent … Continue reading

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