Guest blog
26 November 2015 | Comments: 4

In the first of a series of guest blogs on clinical leadership, Jonathan Fielden shares some insight into his personal philosophy and on his approach to medical leadership - and life.

23 November 2015 | Comments: 2

What does a positive and effective patient leader/system leader relationship look like, how does it develop and what makes it work? David Sgorbati looks at what we can learn from how these relationships form.

20 November 2015 | Comments: 3

With the NHS overspend running at £1.62 billion for the first half of the year, what are the options available to trusts struggling to stay in budget?

19 November 2015

David Buck on district councils and why their role in improving the health of their citizens is less well known and recognised than it should be.

18 November 2015 | Comments: 1

The health care system in Victoria, Australia, delivers good results compared with other states, but there are still areas where improvements could be made.

16 November 2015 | Comments: 3

The NHS needs to effectively manage its common resources: more money and greater efficiency won't be enough. 

12 November 2015 | Comments: 2

Health has found itself caught up in government’s latest big idea. But what does devolution really mean for the NHS?

12 November 2015 | Comments: 2

Helen Gilburt asks is it time for an honest conversation about the impact of cost-saving measures on the quality of care in mental health services?

9 November 2015 | Comments: 4

Delayed transfers of care, where patients are ready to return home or transfer to another form of care but still occupy a hospital bed, are a hot topic of discussion right now. So what does the latest data tell us?

8 November 2015 | Comments: 5

Ahead of the Spending Review, Richard Humphries and John Appleby look at the data to examine the likely fall in social care spending.

6 November 2015

Last week, Jeremy Hunt announced the government’s plans to introduce Ofsted-style ratings for CCGs, to help fill what he called the ‘transparency gap’ in the NHS. But are more ratings really what the NHS needs?

5 November 2015 | Comments: 3

None of the choices that George Osborne faces are easy, but there should be no doubt about the implications for the public and politicians of an NHS unable to balance its budget in the face of rising demands. 

5 November 2015 | Comments: 7

Young people, and their families, are extremely able to express what they need – and have done so clearly. It is now imperative that providers and commissioners work together to meet those needs, building on the momentum of Future in mind.

29 October 2015 | Comments: 4

While there is still much more to do to achieve equality for those from diverse backgrounds who aspire to leadership roles in health and care, there is reason for hope, says Vijaya Nath.

29 October 2015 | Comments: 9

Becky Seale shares the story of The King’s Fund’s new and still emerging relationship with patients, service users and citizens – how it has developed so far and where it might go in the future.

26 October 2015 | Comments: 7

When the Care Quality Commission suggested in its recent State of Care report that ‘safer, better care does not necessarily cost more’, the inclusion of the word ‘necessarily’ was  important, says Helen McKenna.

22 October 2015 | Comments: 9

With financial pressures at unmanageable levels, increasing demands and great uncertainty, staff are exposed to the violence of a perfect and continuous storm.

21 October 2015 | Comments: 1

Nicola Walsh reflects on three important messages that emerged from our 2015 integrated care summit.

20 October 2015 | Comments: 8

In his data blog, John Appleby looks at the scale of the NHS funding squeeze.

14 October 2015 | Comments: 2

In his keynote address at our annual integrated care summit, Simon Stevens gave what was arguably his most important speech since he took up post. His speech contained three big messages.