John Appleby looks at new data from the British Social Attitudes survey to understand why people are satisfied or dissatisfied with the NHS.
Joni Jabbal looks at what enables NHS acute trusts to take data from inpatient surveys, understand it, work with it, and use it to improve patient experience overall.
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?
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?
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.
Chris Ham reflects on the findings of our review for the Department of Health, which recommends radical simplification and better alignment of existing frameworks for assessing performance in the NHS.
There is, of course, and always will be, a debate about just what the pay for top public sector posts should be. But that debate should not start with, let alone end at, the Prime Minister’s salary, says Nick Timmins.