12 best healthcare reads 2021


12 BEST READS
OF 2021

Our Recommendations

With so much for healthcare leaders to contend with, the Practicus Healthcare team has sifted through the last 12 months of ‘good reads’ to recommend to you some of the best of the year. We reflect on the successes and innovations that are transforming our health service.  See what you may have missed.

The associated costs and risks are formidable

Revolutionary gene therapy could transform the treatment of 7,000 rare genetic defect conditions, and other diseases, including some cancers. But cost is not the only risk in this high-stakes pharma led field.

10 Forces Driving Healthcare Transformation

Could technological advances, the need to level-up access to services, and a new willingness to do things out of hospital see the NHS rapidly and permanently unconstrained by the geography of its diagnostic services? This article explores some of the technology options.

A review of the Behind the scenes race to vaccinate the world

Vaxxers, a story that attempts to humanise vaccine-making in the hope of boosting trust. The book offers a welcome glimpse inside the race to develop COVID-19 vaccines in the middle of a raging pandemic.

We all know what NHS managers do, right?

What are different levels of management responsible for in the NHS and how can we tell if they are practising good governance?  This article identifies some of the answers.

Are we set for a quantum leap in taking diagnostics to patients?

Could technological advances, the need to level-up access to services, and a new willingness to do things out of hospital see the NHS rapidly and permanently unconstrained by the geography of its diagnostic services?

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Techniques to unlock emotions difficult to articulate?

This article examines the use of an emotional touchpoint tool in a care home setting, with examples.  An interesting approach to increase awareness of emotions and their impact in the workplace.

Has the pandemic shown up flaws in your pmo?

We identify six key things that matter when measuring the performance of an organisation’s PMOPracticus is offering a managed PMO as a service that enables organisations to gain a fit-for-purpose PMO staffed with real experts and leading PMO software, tools and templates. Is your PMO ready for 2022?

INTERVIEW about CHALLENGES THAT WOMEN FACE IN BECOMING A SURGEON

Young surgeon charts her career path and gives insights into the challenges she faced. She has not had it easy, but is determined to continue trailblazing the way. 

What’s the theory and what’s the practice?

Through the Greener NHS programme, the NHS has been set the challenge of becoming the world’s first net carbon zero health service. The article highlights examples of how NHS organisations are tackling the climate element within the sustainability agenda.

“If the Government is serious about levelling up, here’s how to do it” 

The words of Professor Sir Michael Marmot, who offers a  framework, commissioned by GMHSCP, to address health inequalities. The article reviews the framework that defines actions to build back fairer post pandemic.

The Focus is on the need to develop actions to grow & train the workforce

A useful summary of the NHS documents detailing the plan. It lists the steps necessary to develop a more agile, adaptive and flexible workforce that uses new ways of working across teams.

Will the care home industry remain frail or come back stronger?

Really detailed market analysis of the sector (with charts) from a financial and investment perspective.  The prognosis betting on the supply and demand dynamics being restored remains positive, althought some market restructuring needs to take place.

our favourite homegrown reads

When the team are not too busy relationship building with clients and candidates, they can sometimes be found jotting down their thoughts on the myriad of changes and trends. Here are some of our best.