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UK Survey shows cancer patients want clear information on treatments

Patients can play active role in shaping drug development and treatment goals, but they need intelligible information to do so

15 November 2016

UK New research will explore patients’ real-life experiences with arthritis drugs

Social media conversations between people living with rheumatoid arthritis are set to be mined for insights into the treatment of this chronic, painful and disabling condition.

15 November 2016

UK UK view: Listen to patients and staff

The NHS and local authorities are setting the future direction of health and care in new Sustainability and Transformation Plans. Listening to staff and patients should be at the core of drawing up those plans, says John Morley, CEO of Formic

12 December 2016

UK Rx for the elderly: Get a female doctor, study suggests

Harvard research shows people are less likely to be readmitted to hospital – and less likely to die – after treatment by female doctors

8 January 2017

UK Apply outcomes to assess – and address – inequality in Europe’s heath care systems

High quality does not always equate to high value in healthcare. Teasing out what works is essential to making Europe’s healthcare systems sustainable for the future

9 January 2017

UK Deal paves the way for outcomes-based drug pricing

An agreement between the pharma industry and health care providers in Manchester will collect real-world data on the value of drugs. The aim is to open the door to fixing drug prices based on how effective they are in everyday use

6 March 2017

UK How Wales is making better health and cost savings add up

The Aneurin Bevan University Health Board set up a value-based team to collect and analyse data on how its budget is spent. This is helping to get better value for money and improving outcomes for patients with Parkinson’s disease, cataracts and chronic lung disease

20 March 2017

UK New Cambridge research institute wants to cure hospital inefficiency

The science of healthcare is underdeveloped. A first-in-Europe institute opening in Cambridge aims to change this, providing evidence of how to organise health to improve outcomes

4 April 2017

UK Keeping score: tracking complications and side effects of surgery improves results

A study benchmarking outcomes for 32,000 women following hysterectomy has led to the development of a scorecard that can be used to track outcomes in all surgical specialties

22 April 2017

UK UK regulator faults sharing of patient data in Google trial

Setting precedent in medical case, agency finds NHS trust didn’t adequately protect data on 1.6 million patients

3 July 2017