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In the first of a short series of customer experience design blogs, I'm going to address a old favourite for this time of year - the Resolution. But with a twist. It's a challenge to set a New Year's First Impression. This blog is a short guide to why it's important and how to get started.
The shocking details of the Mid Staffordshire hospital scandal were already known, of course. But in forming our view on what needs to change to support patients, we were keen the explore the reaction to yesterday's release of the public inquiry, known as the Francis Report.
Perhaps the most consistent finding we see in our work with patients is the lack of 'joined-up' healthcare - the reality that the experience patients want is often very different from the "care pathway" that individual healthcare providers offer. So what can be done?
In a world where pharmaceutical companies traditionally focus on patient compliance with their medication regimes, how would a patient-centric model pay for itself? And how would we recognise its existence in a drug company’s behaviour?
The UK's Health Bill is once again paused for another round of consultation. But whilst much of the discussion surrounds GP commissioning, we believe an even more fundamental issue is gathering momentum - that of integrated health and social care.
In recent years, the NHS has made efforts to engage and involve patients in their own healthcare. But whilst such attempts at forums are well meaning, are groups such as 'citizen councils' an appropriate or even effective channel to engage the general public?
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