Let me take you by the hand…

Last Friday – 29th July – I was invited to speak at an event hosted and organised by a Social Enterprise called The Hope Street Centre. The conference in question was a ‘Platform’ event focused on the topic of “How to create commissioning systems that create good outcomes for homeless people”. Chaired by Professor David Colin-Thomé and hosted by Alison Holbourn, Chief Executive Hope Street Centre, I had been invited to present a vision for how actionable data could be turned into commissioning intelligence to support better health outcomes. Read More…

Money money money

The original working title of this blog was ‘It’s the patients stupid’. Close followers of politics – and American presidential elections in particular – will be familiar with the now famous phrase coined by Bill Clinton’s strategist James Carville, who in 1992 stated…“It’s the economy stupid”.

So some months ago when I was first preparing this blog – and with a nod to James Carville – I had developed a nice line of reasoning, I thought, which spoke loudly about “It’s the patients stupid”.

Then John Appleby – Chief Economist, Health Policy at the Kings Fund – beat me to it when back in February of this year – in the Health Service Journal (23.02.2012) – he wrote a piece called ‘It’s the money stupid’. Read More…