The NHS must find new ways to engage with third sector leaders and learn from the leadership that they bring to their organisations and the wider health system.
Nigel Edwards concludes our look at the relocation of care, considering whether shifting care closer to home is always the best solution.
Do GP practices that offer high-quality clinical care also offer a good experience for their patients?
Clinically effective care and good patient experience are universally recognised as key elements of health care quality. But does one always go hand in hand with the other?
Chris Ham argues that much bolder approach is needed to bring about innovative models of care that meet the population's needs.
There will be important differences between CCGs and PCTs. But in terms of the population size they cover, are they looking increasingly similar?
Chris Naylor asks what role CCGs can play to stop people with mental health losing out in the NHS.
Chris Naylor looks at what the future shape of support arrangements for clinical commissioning groups will look like.
Lisa Weaks argues that it is often small community-based charities' understanding of local need and how they work across services that allows them to be so effective.
As doctors are expected to play increasing roles in the commissioning and delivery, it is vital they are prepared for their increased responsibilities early on.
Many aspects of the NHS reforms have given rise to debate, but one of the most controversial has been whether GPs should have responsibility for commissioning.
Primary care must be at the heart of delivering integrated care; in his blog, Chris Ham looks at the changes needed in general practice to achieve this goal.
Paul Zollinger-Read considers whether it's the size of clinical commissioning groups that counts, or their ability to collaborate.
Chris Ham asks what can clinical commissioning groups learn from medical practices in California.
Anna Dixon discusses the need to rethink how we commission and contract with primary care if the ambitions of integrated care are to be realised.
As the NHS Commissioning Board commences a period of shadow running, Nick Goodwin asks whether changes to clinical commissioning are simply reinventing the wheel.
Jocelyn Cornwell discusses the dynamic, culture-changing power of stories and story-telling in health care in her new blog.
As the cost and quality of GP prescribing comes under media scrutiny, Nick Goodwin asks, are we spending too much money on drugs?
Should the Health and Social Care Bill be focusing on the reform of GPs as providers instead of on GPs as commissioners? Candace Imison takes a look at the changes to NHS reforms.
Good primary care is critical to public health and tackling inequalities. So how has the QOF incentivisation scheme in primary care impacted on public health?
Paul Zollinger-Read considers the many similarities between American medical groups and the proposed GP consortia.