As health care leaders gather this week for the NHS Confederation annual conference, Chris Ham reflects on different ‘versions’ of the NHS and how these can be combined to secure a sustainable future for the health service.
The need has never been greater for transparency and community involvement in decisions about how to manage changes to health and care services, says Alex Baylis.
Transformational change can only be achieved with the ongoing involvement, engagement and commitment of leadership and staff throughout NHS organisations, says Michael West.
Whatever the rights and wrongs of the stand-off between the government and junior doctors, failure to reach agreement on a new contract is bad for patients and for staff, says Chris Ham.
Nicola Walsh considers the challenges for health care leaders tasked with developing sustainability and transformation plans, and the behavioural shifts needed to tackle them.
Chris Ham outlines the proposals set out in our new agenda for action to tackle the growing crisis in health and social care.
NHS Improvement aims to deliver better healthcare, transformed care delivery and sustainable finances. With the official launch on 1 April 2016, Richard Murray considers the challenges it faces.
A year on from the identification of 29 vanguard sites for the NHS’s new care models programme, Chris Ham reflects on the progress so far.
There are plenty of high-profile problems to keep NHS leaders awake at night, but what are the underlying issues behind the headlines?
Health has found itself caught up in government’s latest big idea. But what does devolution really mean for the NHS?
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?
What can be done to improve the quality of decision-making on NHS mergers, and can the tide of unsuccessful mergers be stemmed?
Is the ‘purchaser–provider split’ dead? No. Is it dying? Quite possibly, says Nicholas Timmins.