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Health Adviser

Health Adviser is an industry publication, produced by DAC Beachcroft, providing insight, foresight and thought-provoking features and articles that provide practical solutions for the issues of the day, for health and social care professionals.

Welcome to the latest series of Health Adviser, September 2021

For going on two years, our sector has found itself at the epicentre of a pandemic that has dominated lives and news headlines the world over. In the process, it has thrown into question many of the norms and ‘rules’ of daily life which we had become accustomed to.

Thanks to the deft response of healthcare workers on the frontline, and the collaborative spirit which has endured throughout the crisis, we are now at a stage where people are able to enjoy the return of greater freedoms. The current prognosis, however, comes with a healthy dose of caution.

Efforts to combat new variants and develop our understanding of COVID’s long-term medical effects continue apace, while the global vaccination rollout has seen more than 5 billion doses administered worldwide. With one eye on sustaining these efforts, and one eye fixed on the future, we find ourselves at a crossroads for healthcare service provision.

With that in mind, this issue of Health Adviser is focused on the theme of ‘transformation’ in healthcare.

Transformation should always be the goal in the wake of a turbulent period. Many issues have taken deeper root, or been highlighted more prominently, and these must be dealt with accordingly. Inequalities have widened, and pre-existing diversity, equity and inclusion efforts must be redoubled to close those gaps. Mental health demand has soared due to social and economic uncertainty, and delivery of care must continue to adapt in order to meet that demand.

Across the sector, improvements have been made which must not be undone. From the discovery of new efficiencies in everyday working methods, to greater appreciation of the power of local autonomy to drive population health management, and a reassessment of what cross-border healthcare service looks like, progress abounds.

Part of this progress comes down to non-healthcare professionals, with expertise and innovation flooding into the sector to meet rising demand. Innovators and dealmakers have been kept busy as existing healthcare services and new healthtech solutions attract investor attention and in turn contribute to economic recovery.

On the governance side, a new era of regulation awaits. This new era is built not only on the fundamental principles of standard-setting, risk assessment and safety, but on regulators being a positive and complementary guiding force for transformation through culture change and achieving a sense of common cause.

As emergency frameworks continue to make way for more sustainable roadmaps for reset and recovery, committed action towards that common cause is what will bind us to ensure that healthcare emerges from disruption stronger than ever. At DACB we continue to work hard to support our clients to so that they do emerge stronger, and to help shape the future of health and social care. We must not forget, and should never underestimate that, our ability to transform delivery translates to an ability to transform lives.

 

  Nigel Montgomery, Head of Health

 

Articles & newsletters (41)

M&A: Healthcare transformation drives dealmaking resurgence

M&A: Healthcare transformation drives dealmaking resurgence

20 October 2021

Reimagining regulation to support healthcare transformation

Reimagining regulation to support healthcare transformation

06 October 2021

Mental health provision in a post-pandemic world

Mental health provision in a post-pandemic world

20 September 2021

The power of local autonomy in delivering healthcare

The power of local autonomy in delivering healthcare

08 September 2021

Comparing national approaches: improvise, adapt, overcome

Comparing national approaches: improvise, adapt, overcome

06 May 2021

A roadmap to managing the elective care backlog

A roadmap to managing the elective care backlog

15 April 2021

Managing turbulent times: moving the dial on healthcare leadership

Managing turbulent times: moving the dial on healthcare leadership

16 March 2021

A new delivery model for mental health

A new delivery model for mental health

23 February 2021

The future patient experience and what this means for infrastructure

The future patient experience and what this means for infrastructure

26 January 2021

Mirage or oasis? Navigating rapid changes in the digital landscape

Mirage or oasis? Navigating rapid changes in the digital landscape

12 January 2021

The rise of the integrated care system

The rise of the integrated care system

08 April 2020

NHS Charities: An Untapped Resource

NHS Charities: An Untapped Resource

24 September 2019

Split Sites: Divide and Conquer?

Split Sites: Divide and Conquer?

12 September 2019

How MedTech is revolutionising healthcare

How MedTech is revolutionising healthcare

27 June 2019

NHS safety: top of the world

NHS safety: top of the world

19 June 2019

The NHS Long Term Plan balancing act

The NHS Long Term Plan balancing act

11 June 2019

How workforce planning is posing the biggest threat to the NHS

How workforce planning is posing the biggest threat to the NHS

05 June 2019

Health Adviser: Issue 20

Health Adviser: Issue 20

23 May 2019

Can mental health support teams help with the surge in demand for services within UK schools?

Can mental health support teams help with the surge in demand for services within UK schools?

23 May 2019

CANH withdrawal: who decides?

CANH withdrawal: who decides?

05 November 2018

Digital innovation in the NHS

Digital innovation in the NHS

05 November 2018

What impact are emergencies having on the health sector?

What impact are emergencies having on the health sector?

05 November 2018

What does a ‘no deal Brexit’ really mean for the health sector?

What does a ‘no deal Brexit’ really mean for the health sector?

05 November 2018

Outsourcing in the NHS in the wake of Carillion

Outsourcing in the NHS in the wake of Carillion

08 June 2018

How Freedom to Speak Up Guardians are giving health sector staff a voice

How Freedom to Speak Up Guardians are giving health sector staff a voice

04 June 2018

How the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman is revamping the complaints process

How the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman is revamping the complaints process

04 June 2018

What the new NHS estate strategy means for the health sector

What the new NHS estate strategy means for the health sector

24 April 2018

Hospital staff-led innovation will increase retention

Hospital staff-led innovation will increase retention

20 October 2017

Unlocking value in NHS estate management

Unlocking value in NHS estate management

20 October 2017

Recruiting for a post-Brexit world

Recruiting for a post-Brexit world

02 October 2017

Will this new NHS estates management model improve trust efficiency?

Will this new NHS estates management model improve trust efficiency?

04 May 2017

Slotting into place

Slotting into place

23 September 2016

First practical guidance on how to successfully implement new models of care

First practical guidance on how to successfully implement new models of care

25 July 2016

Unlocking the value of NHS estates with Strategic Estates Partnerships (SEP)

Unlocking the value of NHS estates with Strategic Estates Partnerships (SEP)

08 June 2016

Greater integration between NHS providers challenges EU public procurement rules

Greater integration between NHS providers challenges EU public procurement rules

08 June 2016

NHS CEO Paul Mears on generating a new model of care in South Somerset

NHS CEO Paul Mears on generating a new model of care in South Somerset

08 June 2016

Health Adviser Issue 14

Health Adviser Issue 14

06 June 2016

Sir Jonathan Michael: Future-proofing the NHS

Sir Jonathan Michael: Future-proofing the NHS

22 October 2015

Status quo: CQC regulation

Status quo: CQC regulation

16 October 2015

Candour, complaints and litigation

Candour, complaints and litigation

29 September 2015

Capitation and integrating healthcare

Capitation and integrating healthcare

19 June 2015

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