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Health and Wellbeing Boards One year On

New report from the King’s Fund assesses Health and Wellbeing Boards one year on. Despite some progress and successes the report highlights risks that urgent strategic challenges are not being addressed: Download the report here    Tweet This Post

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Extension of friends and family test to community mental health services

Another window on patient satisfaction will come for the extension of the friends and family test. By December 2014 patients will routinely be asked not only if they would recommend their hospital to friends and family, but also their GP practice, and community and mental health services. This will be applied to all NHS services […]

From Cradle to the Grave a Tale of two communities

This remarkable video brings to life some of the issues faced by the Gypsy and Traveller communities when trying to access healthcare. Tweet This Post

Big Society impact on equalities

Open for All? The changing nature of equality under big society and localism (January 2012) is a report presenting new research undertaken between February and October 2011 by the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) and the Centre for Local Policy Studies (CLPS) at Edge Hill University. Commissioned by Voluntary Sector North West (VSNW) and […]

NHS Equality Delivery System launched

On 10th November, 2011 the NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS) was launched in Leicester.  The EDS has been Initiated by the NHS Equality and Diversity Council (EDC) which was established in 2009 to provide strategic support the NHS in order to deliver better outcomes for patients, comply with the Equality Act 2010, ensure services and work places are personal, fair […]

The maths of cities and pace of innovation

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Professor, Lord Patel of Bradford OBE

Big Society to Less Society

Lord Patel’s concerns about the Big Society and increasing unfairness (taken from discussion with Lord Patel following Lord Grieves debate on the Big Society in the House of Lords) JB: What are you concerned about most with respect to the Big Society? LP: As I said in the Lords my great fear about this Big […]


See Lord Patel’s PowerPoint presentation from the DeMonfort University Lecture Series 2009 DE Montfort Lecture Series 2009 Lord Patel Slides Tweet This Post