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Sep
17
Cowper’s Cut 288: All the sevens: 7.7 million RTT backlog; a £7 billion deficit - it’s a full house for 10 Downing Street’s Winterval oblong table summit

Cowper’s Cut 288: All the sevens: 7.7 million RTT backlog; a £7 billion deficit - it’s a full house for 10 Downing Street’s Winterval oblong table summit

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Sep
10
Cowper’s Cut 287: Going to RAAC and ruin with an  unexpected outbreak of Candour19

Cowper’s Cut 287: Going to RAAC and ruin with an unexpected outbreak of Candour19

11 min read
Sep
03
Cowper’s Cut 286: The Silly Season is over, as The Stupid Season begins

Cowper’s Cut 286: The Silly Season is over, as The Stupid Season begins

You know that the 'Silly Season' marking the end of August, and of what has passed for summer, is upon
12 min read
Aug
27
Cowper's Cut 285: Stable doors and bolted horses

Cowper's Cut 285: Stable doors and bolted horses

Consultants strike; plan further strikes Intriguingly, this week's consultants strike attracted relatively little media coverage beyond a few poor-quality articles
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Aug
25
What's in a name? The anonymity of most HSJ comments reveals a closed, fearful NHS management culture

What's in a name? The anonymity of most HSJ comments reveals a closed, fearful NHS management culture

David Oliver is an experienced NHS consultant who has played a variety of local and national medical leadership roles, and
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Aug
20
Cowper’s Cut 284: Another triumphant 'Health Week'

Cowper’s Cut 284: Another triumphant 'Health Week'

NEW @IpsosUK Issues Index for August With wildfires and extreme heat in the news, concern about climate change and the
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Aug
13
Cowper’s Cut 283: Towards ‘Health Week’, with the intriguing, baffled-looking Banker

Cowper’s Cut 283: Towards ‘Health Week’, with the intriguing, baffled-looking Banker

As dull people go, the perenially baffled-looking Secretary Of State For Worrying About The Reshuffle Steve 'The Banker' Barclay is
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Aug
06
Cowper’s Cut 282: A PM who can’t count and an NHS England who can’t lead

Cowper’s Cut 282: A PM who can’t count and an NHS England who can’t lead

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Jul
30
Cowper's Cut 281: NHS England’s fictional winter planning

Cowper's Cut 281: NHS England’s fictional winter planning

NHS England's absolutely fabulous winter plan NHS England briefed the media that they have a plan for winter. Extra hospital
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Jul
23
Cowper’s Cut 280: “There will be no more talks on pay”. Oh yes there will!

Cowper’s Cut 280: “There will be no more talks on pay”. Oh yes there will!

Pantomime Season has come unseasonably early in 2023. "There will be no more talks on pay!" "Oh yes there will!
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