My mission statement

The times we are working in now need a great deal of accelerated change and there must be no negotiating that down. So my mission statement for this part of my consultancy career is to be clear that there needs to be and will be a lot of change from the work that I do with individuals and organisations and if organisations don’t want that, then it is probably best to go somewhere else.

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Investing in the patient’s capacity to improve self-care – some more examples of better value healthcare for NHS patients.

Filed Under (Investment, Patient involvement, Self Management) by Paul on 23-01-2013

Last week I highlighted some of the work that Macmillan Cancer Support services provide for NHS patients and how their investment in increasing patient capacity for self-management will save NHS resources and improve patient care. Read the rest of this entry »

Returning to the theme of “developing the NHS in the long age of austerity”

Filed Under (Expenditure, Health Policy, Investment, Reform of the NHS) by Paul on 28-03-2012

The phrase “developing the NHS during the long age of austerity” was one that I first used in December 2011. It’s one to which I will return frequently over the next few months. Read the rest of this entry »

Investing in the future health of the NHS

Filed Under (Investment, Resources) by Paul on 07-09-2011

Today I have published a pamphlet through an organisation called Social Finance that argues for the use of a form of investment called the Social Impact Bond into the NHS. It’s called “A new way to invest in better healthcare (Paul Corrigan Social Finance Sept 2011)”. In one way it’s a radical idea because it argues that the NHS needs to develop resource allocation that moves beyond the year-on-year financing dictated by Treasury Rules. In another it’s very commonplace in most other areas of our lives. We invest money this year to make money in future years and we can ‘rollover’ the cost and benefit of the investment, and the costs, on a year-on-year basis. Read the rest of this entry »