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BBC Newcastle, 9 November 2018

Luke Heselwood, Researcher at Reform, appeared on BBC Newcastle radio to discuss homelessness. He argued that local authorities must tackle the root causes of homelessness. Responding to claims that local authorities are under increasing pressure to assist households at risk of homelessness, Luke argued that by tackling the root causes, it will help to alleviate these pressures in the long-term.

Reform statement: Immediate Reaction to the Chancellor's Budget speech

Reacting to the Chancellor’s Budget speech, Andrew Haldenby, Director of the independent public services think tank Reform said:

"If the Chancellor wants to end austerity he has to ensure that the extra money will be well used. His problem is that the reform programs introduced in the austerity years are far from complete. Unless that changes it will be the Government, not the opposition, that is throwing good money after bad"

City AM, 29 October 2018

Ahead of the Budget on Monday, Rose Lasko-Skinner, Researcher at Reform, wrote an article arguing that public reform has stalled since Brexit and that the end of austerity was an opportune moment to bring back focus on the domestic agenda.

Read the article here

Reform report coverage - 'A data-driven personalised approach to cancer care'

Reform's latest reportA data-driven personalised approach to cancer care, found that cancer survival could significantly improve if the NHS collects and uses its data more intelligently. 

It received coverage in the Yorkshire Post and Prolific North

 

Pharmafield, 26 October 2018

To accompany the launch of our latest report 'A data-driven approach to personalised care', report author and Reform Research Manager, Maisie Borrows, wrote an article outlining the benefits of using data to personalise cancer care. 

Health Service Journal, 26 October 2018

To accompany the launch of our latest report 'A data-driven approach to personalised care', report author and Reform Research Manager, Maisie Borrows, wrote an article outlining why the NHS needs to create a single point of access to all cancer data. 

Reform statement: Department of Health and Social Care’s policy paper, ‘The future of healthcare: our vision for digital, data and technology in health and care’

Welcoming the Department of Health and Social Care’s policy paper, ‘The future of healthcare: our vision for digital, data and technology in health and care’, Reform Research Manager, Maisie Borrows said:

“This paper places a welcomed emphasis on getting the basics right in the digital architecture of the NHS. There is a digital divide within the current system. On the one hand, parts of the NHS are innovating and using Artificial Intelligence to improve diagnosis of conditions. On the other, the NHS remains strongly attached to archaic technology, such as fax machines, to share patient information. Building open data standards, secure data storage and interoperability will overcome this divide and mean all patients benefit from a tech-enabled NHS.”

Public Sector Executive, October/November issue

Rose Lasko-Skinner, Researcher at Reform, wrote an article* for Public Sector Executive on social value in public procurement. The article discusses the importance of social value and considers possible next steps, following the amendment of the Social Value Act, to be taken to improve procurement practice.

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Reform statement: The Care Quality Commission’s annual ‘State of Care’ report

Commenting on today’s report, Maisie Borrows, Research Manager at Reform, said:

“Whilst the report sheds light on an unwelcome “integration lottery” in local health and care systems, it also highlights the positive role of technology in accelerating joined up care. Integrated care records enabling effective data sharing are fundamental to this, improving care quality and reducing unnecessary admissions – a win-win for service users and providers, which we need to see more of.”

This statement was covered in Pharmafield and Public Sector Executive