Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Darzi Next Stage Review - knowledge update

This months has seen the publication of Next Stage Review - High Quality Care For All.

This entry will gather together the main documents and a selection of the coverage. The coverage includes a number of good summaries.

There were three main documents published at this point -

1) High quality care for all: NHS Next Stage Review final report (30th June 2008)

Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham KBE The final report of Lord Darzi's NHS Next Stage Review. It responds to the 10 SHA strategic visions and sets out a vision for an NHS with quality at its heart. This link includes the full document and a summary version. For a very brief summary Darzi review: At-a-glance BBC or Main points of the Darzi report FT.

2) The National Health Service Constitution - a consultation paper (30th June 2008)

The proposed NHS Constitution published today, marking 60 years of the NHS, is about safeguarding its core principles and values for the next generation, whilst setting a clear direction for the future. It reaffirms rights to NHS services, free of charge and with equal access for all, and it enshrines patient rights to choice and to NICE-approved drugs recommended by clinicians. A selection of documents related to the consultation are presented.

3) A high quality workforce: NHS Next Stage review (30th June 2008)

More detail on the workforce recommendations in the NHS next stage review.The main publications from the next stage review are gathered here. This includes the current documents, visions for better healthcare from the 9 SHAs outside London and interim guidance.London was already covered by Healthcare for London: A framework for action (paper copies in library)

Responses -
The King's Fund
Related materials from King's Fund
The NHS Confed
Related materials from NHS Confed
The British Medical Association
Royal College of Nurses
Democratic Health Network - registration required. This briefing provides an initial summary and commentary on these documents with particular reference to local accountability and the interface between the NHS and local authorities.
Picker Institute - Added 5 July
Conservative Party - no comment yet on website but likely to appear at this link
LabourLiberal Democrats
Unison - no comment yet on website likely to appear here

Media coverage -
Quality ranking key to NHS funds
Cash-for-quality in new-look NHS
Darzi review: At-a-glance

Viewpoints: Darzi review of NHSBMJ - updated 5 July

Reward hospitals for improving quality, Darzi review says
Government publishes a constitution for the NHS
Up to 500 patients with long term conditions will have their own personal budgets next year
Right of patients to drugs recommended by NICE is strengthened
NHS must pioneer public health drives if it is to survive
GPs face more competition after Darzi's review
Annual "quality accounts" will help improve services and increase choice for patients, says Lord Darzi
Darzi backs new body to oversee medical education in England


Specific Darzi coverage

Daily Mail
Prof Karol Sikora - stop treating NHS like a national religion
Comment: A wasted Chance
Financial Times

NHS plans to raise quality of care
Main points of the Darzi report
Broad welcome from business

NHS review: Darzi plan offers patients more choices and more information
Editorial: a promising prescription
Much more coverage

Pick your own surgeon
Leader: The right medicine, but far too mild a dose
Comment: Well-informed patients will make better decisions

The Telegraph
Bonuses for NHS hospitals and GPs that are highly rated by patients
Comment: does review live up to expectations

The Times
NHS review: hospitals that provide poor care to be fined
Analysis: a classier NHS, but choice still an illusion
Leader: The NHS: World Class Care Costs
More health news coverage

E-health insider - Darzi review stresses choice and information

Lighter comment Simon Hoggart in the Guardian on Jargon
Simon Carr in the Independent on administrative drivel

Adapted from Newham Universtiy Hospital NHS Trust blog

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