Archive: 2015

  1. Happy 10th Birthday Aurora

    Aurora is 10 years old…who would have thought it?! Well us actually…there was never any doubt in our minds that we would reach this important milestone. We were lucky enough to…

  2. Best practice sharing

    “Why?” – the toddler’s favourite question to exasperated parents. From our wizened adult perspective, the whiny why question tires quickly, but when you are young there are so many new…

  3. Patient involvement

    Have you ever used sites like TripAdvisor, Yelp or Rotten Tomatoes? We’ve all heard the adage ‘the customer’s always right’ and that’s why review sites are successful. In the commercial…

  4. Collaboration and governance

    On average, it takes a staggering 17 years to implement a proven healthcare innovation into standard medical care.[1] When you consider the vast scale and complexity of the NHS, this…

  5. Real world data

    In your average week, consider how many apps you use on your smartphone – aside from the expected range of social media apps, are you using any apps that could…

  6. Contextual decision-making

        At first glance, the below image looks like a rather lacklustre collection of shops that you wouldn’t spare a second glance. Take a step back and change your…

  7. A rather NICE reflection

    Aurora’s Rachel Terry and Neil Crump spent a couple of days in Liverpool last week at the NICE annual conference.  Here are their reflections and shares…   From Rachel: As…

  8. Planning for alignment

    We all have a friend who just can’t seem to turn up on time (either that or we’re the guilty culprit.) Many of us develop ‘solutions’ for these friends –…

  9. Leadership by example

    You come into work, you drink your coffee, and you stay in the office, hospital or lab for the next eight hours or so, likely spending most of your time…

  10. Reimbursography: Northern Ireland

    There is no Northern Ireland equivalent to NICE. In practice most NICE decisions are implemented locally, meaning that a positive NICE decision should lead to reimbursement in Northern Ireland. Though…

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