Contributor: Martin Shelley Seven years ago a widely respected public health expert wrote a blog addressing what he described as “the thorny issue of perverse incentives” that were undermining prevention and early intervention strategies within the NHS. Promoting the case for the adoption of a system-wide approach, Brian Ferguson noted, “It would be difficult to
Contributor: John Lister Every healthcare system worldwide, including the NHS, will have to deal with rising costs over the coming years due to a rise in chronic disease and in the proportion of older people in the population. These escalating costs always prompt the question - can we afford the NHS? Most often from people