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Physician heal thyself: engineering a new national health system

The National Health Service turned 70 in 2018 – but, amid the celebrations, its health is faltering. By working closely with local hospitals and GPs, researchers at the University of Cambridge are developing bold new ideas they believe will help…

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Healthcare policy & drug development (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

How ageing societies can afford healthcare for all and reform an organisational system that has not kept pace with technology. L-R: Paul Tracey, Michael Kitson, Kamal Munir, Stefan Scholtes, Nektarios Oraiopoulos In this episode, joining podcast host Michael Kitson, University…

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Taking the pulse of healthcare

Healthcare systems around the world are under pressure as never before from ageing populations, chronic diseases and new technology. Pam Garside, Coach of the Cambridge MBA Health Strategy Concentration, makes her predictions for healthcare trends in 2019 and beyond. What…

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Cambridge Independent: Stabilising the patient and curing the ills of the NHS

Stefan Scholtes, Dennis Gillings Professor of Health Management at Cambridge Judge, comments on a growing NHS crisis, including the need for more money and better use of technology. He says that achieving transformative change will take around 10 years: “This…

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The Sunday Times: Saving the NHS, one app at a time

Dr Mark Thompson, University Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at Cambridge Judge Business School, says there could be potential savings in the NHS if digital technologies are applied. According to Mark, around £7 billion could be saved a year –…

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Forget the TV drama, it’s routine care that leaves our NHS hospitals with constipation

For many lucky people who have never been hospitalised, the popular image of hospitals is a glamorous one, as portrayed on hit television shows like Casualty, Grey’s Anatomy and House. by Stefan Scholtes, Dennis Gillings Professor of Health Management In…

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Cambridge Independent: NHS system in need of vital surgery

Hospitals are not as glamorous as portrayed in popular shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” or “House”, writes Stefan Scholtes, Dennis Gillings Professor of Health Management at Cambridge Judge Business School. In reality, hospitals have many routine procedures that don’t need much…

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Brexit: time to seize the digital day

For Brexit to succeed, it needs to be citizen-centred. Yet there's a real danger, writes Dr Mark Thompson, University Senior Lecturer in Information Systems, that the opportunity to deliver this will be lost. Imagine if we had electricity but no…

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BBC: Inside Out East

Journalist Tom Barton investigates why the contract for older people’s healthcare - Uniting Care - in Cambridgeshire collapsed, and what damage that has done to health service. Dr Feryal Erhun, Reader in Operations Management at Cambridge Judge, said the project…

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Distressed assets?

Financial distress of NHS hospitals has parallel in much-criticised banking practices, says Professor Geoff Meeks of Cambridge Judge Business School. Financial woes in National Health Service hospitals have disturbing parallels in a widely criticised model once deployed by the banking…

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