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26 August 2016

The government’s long-awaited childhood obesity plan was published earlier this week. David Buck considers whether it meets expectations.

Joni Jabbal
25 August 2016 | Comments: 1

A key part of our Quarterly Monitoring Report is a survey of NHS finance directors, which offers an insight into the state of NHS finances. Ahead of the publication of our next report, Joni Jabbal considers the results of the latest survey.

23 August 2016 | Comments: 3

Beccy Baird considers why successful quality improvement measures are rarely taken up far beyond where they originated, and what needs to be done to ensure good practice is spread across the NHS.

19 August 2016 | Comments: 3

David Buck analyses the latest figures on local government’s planned spending on public health, and considers whether the new Prime Minister might take an interest.

Ruth Robertson
17 August 2016 | Comments: 3

With local health systems being told to balance their books in the middle of the biggest financial crisis in recent NHS history, Ruth Robertson considers the impact of this pressure on patients and staff.

Richard Murray
11 August 2016 | Comments: 2

In the current financial climate, can the NHS shift care from the acute sector into community settings? Richard Murray considers the possibility.

8 August 2016 | Comments: 4

Ensuring different IT systems work efficiently together is essential for improving integrated care for patients in the health and social care systems. David Maguire considers progress to date and future challenges.

3 August 2016 | Comments: 2

Following this week's landmark court ruling on the funding of HIV prevention drug PrEP, Alex Baylis considers the complex system of fragmented responsibilities for HIV services.

1 August 2016 | Comments: 4

Following the recent publication of NHS England’s implementation plan for The five year forward view for mental health, Chris Naylor considers the prospects for better integration of mental health care with general practice.

Helen Mckenna
29 July 2016 | Comments: 4

The Department of Health's annual accounts, published last week, were further evidence of the increasingly serious financial crisis facing the NHS. Helen McKenna considers the outlook as measures are put in place to restore financial control.

28 July 2016 | Comments: 1

Patrick Hall considers the steps being taken towards a more collaborative culture across the social care system.

David Oliver
18 July 2016 | Comments: 6

David Oliver considers some of the positive steps being made towards improving end-of-life care.

13 July 2016 | Comments: 7

Richard Humphries considers the findings of the annual budget survey published this week by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), and a social care system in trouble.

Ruth Robertson
12 July 2016 | Comments: 1

Ruth Robertson outlines the importance of involving GPs in commissioning and planning in the NHS if we are to meet the challenges of transforming care and balancing finances.

4 July 2016 | Comments: 7

Marcus Powell considers how, in a digital world, patients can embrace the opportunity to become partners and share in the decision-making that affects their care.

1 July 2016

As the 2017 GSK IMPACT Awards open for applications, programme manager Lisa Weaks considers what we’ve learnt about the training and development needs of the health charity sector.

1 July 2016 | Comments: 2

Hugh Alderwick takes a look at a new series of essays, commissioned by The King's Fund, that explores hypothetical scenarios for the future of health and social care.

Ruth Robertson
30 June 2016 | Comments: 4

Ruth Robertson and John Appleby examine data from NatCen’s British Social Attitudes survey to reveal what the public think about the NHS and its financial problems.

23 June 2016 | Comments: 6

After a busy few days at NHS Confederation conference, Marcus Powell reflects on how the health service can build a new relationship with patients.

21 June 2016

Why is it more difficult than ever for older people to leave hospital? It’s time to leave competitive behaviour behind and embrace the chance to learn from experiences in other UK health systems, says Chris Ham. The NHS in England could learn from improvement programmes under way in Scotland.

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