KingsFund: An alternative guide to the new NHS in England

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The Kings Fund has produced this whistle-stop animated tour of where the NHS is now, how the new organisations work and fit together and how this new system is as much a product of politics and circumstance as design:

KingsFund An alternative guide to the new NHS in England

I find it provides some great insights into the challenges facing Patient centric care providers as they seek to partner with a NHS that is overburdened with complexity and uncertainty:

> Patients and their Carers are regarded as at most a feedback loop rather than a central part of the entire service.

> It seems that it’s okay for Patient data to be used and crunched by others but Patients aren’t even being provided with rights to digital access to their information.

> Interactions between Patients and this complex system still remain largely undocumented.

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14-2013 Life of Pi (or, why you should never ever give up)

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I just saw a video recording of the movie “Life of Pi”, thanks to my neighbour, a school teacher and a Catholic nun. It reminds me of my personal inspiration mantra: “never ever give up”.

The book itself, is an example of why one should “never ever give up”. Life of Pi, a fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel, was originally rejected by at least five London publishing houses. Nevertheless, the novel was published in 2001, in Canada, and has sold more than ten million copies since then. It eventually won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2002. It has also been awarded a whole lot of prizes and awards worldwide. In 2012 it was adapted into a theatrical feature film, by 20th Century Fox, and directed by Ang Lee with a screenplay by David Magee.

The story of the book’s hero Pi Patel, is one more reason…

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Engagement: Not Just for Patients and Physicians

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Patient engagement and physician engagement.

These topics tend to get the bulk of our attention as they’re extremely important for the improvement of care.


However, just as important is the engagement of all the individuals that those two topics leave out.

Many people work within the health system that are not physicians and their day to day interactions with patients and their responsibilities are numerous and essential.

Without them, a lot of work goes undone and the quality of health care suffers.

Therefore, it is imperative that we focus just as strongly on health care employee engagement and satisfaction.

That’s why, a recent article entitled, “3 Must Haves for Sustainable Employee Engagement,” caught our eyes.

It outlines 3 essentials for organizations to most aptly engage their employees:

  • 1.) Optimize your organization to support engagement at a strategic level

Create a safe working environment. Focus on fair compensation. Improve communication.

  • 2.)…

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Trouble Sleeping? Listen to Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio for Details

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at 12 EST, 11am CST 9am PST and 5pm London

We will have Terry Woodford from Audio-Therapy Innovations, Inc. Terry will discuss his background, program and success. It is a very interesting concept! Listeners can hear six Heartbeat Lullabies free and watch two songs from Terry’s new prototype music videos
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Monica Lewinsky Mementos Go Up for Auction


More than thirty items that federal investigator Kenneth Starr examined while gathering evidence for the impeachment case against former President Bill Clinton went up for auction Monday on the Nate D. Sanders website. Bidding for the items, which include a negligee that allegedly belonged to the White House intern, began at $2,500. The 32-item lot includes White House keepsakes, greeting cards and several articles of clothing that reportedly belonged to Lewinsky. The former White House intern’s infamous blue dress, however, is not included in the collection.

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“Items owned by Monica Lewinsky, especially relating to the Clinton scandal and Ken Starr investigation are exceedingly rare,” auctioneer Nate D. Sanders told Reuters. “This is, to my knowledge, the only collection of this nature to come to light.” The auction closes on June 27.

The collection reportedly came from Lewinsky’s former high school teacher, Andy…

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