The Changing Role of the General Practitioner

Dr Clare Gerada

Andy Burnham’s ambitious and timely speech at the King’s Fund, which introduced the idea of whole person care, focused on the vital issue of integration around the patient – bringing health and social care more aligned around the needs of the patient. This approach should be welcomed and I hope other political parties follow suit…


Empowering Patients

Angela Coulter

The NHS continues to be a hugely popular public service, despite its much-publicised failings. Disasters, including atrocious care of elderly patients in certain NHS hospitals, and sensationalist tabloid headlines, have done surprisingly little to shake public trust in the service, which remains high. Yet look beyond the headlines and you find signs of a sluggish…


Kindness in the NHS

Alison McGovern MP, Jenny Dodd

Being the secretary of state for health must be both a wonderful and a frustrating job. You have the glorious NHS to look after. Every day you are witness to the audacious claim that we are good enough to provide, for each person, as decent and healthy a life as science can, regardless of individual…

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