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.
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.
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.
Patrick Hall considers the steps being taken towards a more collaborative culture across the social care system.
David Oliver considers some of the positive steps being made towards improving end-of-life care.
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.
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.
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.
Clinical commissioning is changing in response to financial and operational pressures, and the implementation of new care models. Chris Ham considers whether strategic commissioning is the way forward.
David Oliver looks at the findings of the National Audit Office report and considers why hospitals are still failing to discharge older people on time.
In a guest blog to coincide with the launch of our report on integrating physical and mental health care, Tessa Jelen writes about the importance of information and support – for both physical and mental wellbeing – for people diagnosed with a long-term condition.
Dr Nikita Kanani reflects on the opportunities and challenges posed by GPs becoming medical leaders in their local health system.
Ahead of our upcoming conference on delivering integrated care for older people with frailty, David Oliver reflects on the current challenges and opportunities.
David Oliver considers the role allied health professionals will have in meeting the challenges facing our health and social care systems and in delivering the new care models outlines in the NHS five year forward view.
The NHS needs to effectively manage its common resources: more money and greater efficiency won't be enough.
Health has found itself caught up in government’s latest big idea. But what does devolution really mean for the NHS?
Nicola Walsh reflects on three important messages that emerged from our 2015 integrated care summit.
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.
With the first anniversary of the NHS five year forward view approaching rapidly, how are new care models developing, and what are the prospects for the future?
While integrating care services is part of the journey to a transformed health system, it is not the destination. Efforts to integrate care have rarely encompassed the broader health of local populations and the impact of the wider determinants of health.