19 October 2016

Nicholas Timmins looks at some of the big issues raised by proposed changes in the way that drugs approved by NICE should be funded.

Helen Gilburt
14 October 2016 | Comments: 3

New data shows that mandated increases in investment have failed to materialise on the front line of mental health care. Helen Gilburt considers what this means and the implications for future improvements.

Ben Collins
11 October 2016

As we publish our report on emerging innovations in governance and organisational form for new care models, Ben Collins considers the options for local health care providers looking to collaborate in integrated local systems.

6 October 2016 | Comments: 4

As local areas prepare to take forward the recommendations of the national maternity review, Lillie Wenzel considers the role of user feedback in driving improvements in maternity services.

30 September 2016 | Comments: 1

Following on from our recent report and roundtable event on supporting integration by working across boundaries, Alex Baylis highlights ‘real-life’ examples of how areas are managing workforce development.

Richard Murray
26 September 2016

Richard Murray evaluates the latest NHS planning guidance, and considers whether the changes proposed are welcome and realistic in the current financial context.

22 September 2016 | Comments: 2

As we publish our briefing on the government’s digital agenda and plans for its implementation, Matthew Honeyman considers whether the most important objective of all has been lost in translation.

20 September 2016 | Comments: 2

David Buck reflects on work carried out with the New NHS Alliance to promote closer working between the health and housing sectors.

15 September 2016 | Comments: 5

Following the launch of the Social care for older people: home truths report, Patrick Hall considers whether older people are paying the price for cuts to social care.

Guest blog
13 September 2016 | Comments: 8

Rebecca Myers, a community staff nurse in London, shares her thoughts on what ‘good care’ looks like in district nursing services.

12 September 2016 | Comments: 9

With NHS sustainability and transformation plans hitting the headlines recently, Chris Ham discusses how the plans are shaping up and the challenges in developing new care models and delivering unprecedented improvements in efficiency.

9 September 2016 | Comments: 2

Following numerous interesting announcements at the NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo this week, Matthew Honeyman considers what lies ahead when it comes to digital technology in the NHS.

Richard Murray
8 September 2016 | Comments: 2

As the results of our latest quarterly monitoring report make clear, 2016/17 is not going to be an easy year for the NHS. Richard Murray takes a look at how commissioners and providers are coping.

Julia Fernando
7 September 2016 | Comments: 3

In January we launched a two-year programme with NHS Improvement to help trusts to review and improve their workplace culture. At the end of the pilot phase, Julia Fernando reflects on what we have learnt so far.

Sarah Massie
2 September 2016 | Comments: 2

With the launch of our new leadership development programme, Sarah Massie considers the challenges faced by health care leaders and the importance of maintaining compassion in a high-pressure environment.

1 September 2016 | Comments: 2

How much do we know about district nursing services? Anna Charles reflects on the challenges of assessing the volume and quality of care being delivered in people’s homes.

Guest blog
Suzette Woodward
30 August 2016 | Comments: 3

Dr Suzette Woodward, national campaign director for NHS England’s Sign up to Safety campaign, reflects on the difficulty of introducing new methods to improve patient safety and what can be done to improve the success rate when it comes to putting theory into practice.

26 August 2016 | Comments: 1

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: 2

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: 5

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.