I'm Head of the Evidence Analysis team within the Strategy Unit at NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit. I'm interested in how knowledge management can support value based healthcare and evidence based decision making. I've previously worked in a range of different healthcare settings, including acute care, commissioning, health services research and medical education. More recently, I worked at NHS Evidence and NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement.
In this blog, Alison Turner looks at a set of guides aims to explore the challenges and benefits of designing and delivering care closer to home.[read the full story...]
This report shares findings of a mixed methods case study, to explore best practice in reducing unplanned admissions in the elderly population.[read the full story...]
In this blog, Alison Turner takes a look at guidance, which sets out recommendations for commissioners and providers to improve care and outcomes for people with cancer.[read the full story...]
In this blog, Alison Turner considers research on governance and commissioning practices in England, highlighting constraints on commissioner influence over local provider markets.[read the full story...]
In this blog, Alison Turner looks at a report which shares findings from a systematic review, exploring interventions to manage referrals from primary to secondary care.[read the full story...]
In this blog, Alison Turner considers a report, which shares findings with 10 senior leaders on the skills and behaviours needed to deliver transformation across health systems.[read the full story...]
In this blog Alison Turner, considers a report, which shares findings from a brief survey on contract management arrangements, making recommendations for a new approach.[read the full story...]
Alison Turner reports on a recent study that explores a method for spotting opportunities for disinvestment and local perceptions of how disinvestment works in practice.[read the full story...]
Alison Turner summarises the Department of Health’s Future in Mind report, which builds on the work of the Children & Young People’s Mental Health Taskforce and sets out a vision for increased coordination and collaboration to improve mental health and wellbeing in children and young people.[read the full story...]
It’s often quoted that 70% of change programmes fail in the NHS but it’s less clear why and what the solutions may be.
In this blog, Alison Turner considers an evidence scan by Health Foundation, which offers some insight on the key barriers, which hamper improvement in projects and programmes.[read the full story...]