Activating the public’s voice in healthcare priority setting intuitively makes sense, but can be laden with challenges and risks marginalising those voices that most need to be heard. Surely these aren’t reasons for not trying?
Theorists see a number of benefits in involving the public in healthcare priority setting and perhaps the one that resonates the most with me is instrumental benefit – engaging the public can help identify key social value considerations that should shape policy. After all, a policy should complement the opinions of the public it serves. [Read more…] about We Hate Data and Dialogue?
When does your employer pay you for your toil? For the Brits reading this post it is likely to be the 25th of each month; I’ve been paid on this day since my first post-graduation job as a research microbiologist in 1995. Non-UK resident readers will have a different nationally recognised date. In Germany it is the 30th and in Portugal it can be any day between 1st to the 8th of the month. Our U.S. friends often get paid weekly; imagine that monthly paid folk! Think about how that would change the way you manage your money such as deciding when to pay the mortgage. If you have a regular pay structure, you can manage your finances with a degree of confidence.
Uncertainty around when, how or even if things are paid is never a good thing, especially if you are investing heavily and not seeing your return for years to come. This is exactly how global pharmaceutical businesses find themselves when faced with the UK and a future scheme called value-based pricing (VBP).
The reasons and motives for internal communication are as diverse as their possible outcomes. This is especially true in global healthcare organizations, where messages considered clear and straightforward in one region might not be understood the same way in another. For this reason, implementing effective internal communications strategies across multiple locations is crucial.[Read more…] about Internal Communication in Healthcare: Speak and Let Speak