Blog tagged as: Productivity and finance

13 July 2016 | Comments: 6

Richard Humphries considers the findings of the annual budget survey published this week by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), and a social care system in trouble.

Ruth Robertson
30 June 2016 | Comments: 4

Ruth Robertson and John Appleby examine data from NatCen’s British Social Attitudes survey to reveal what the public think about the NHS and its financial problems.

14 June 2016 | Comments: 5

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.

13 June 2016 | Comments: 1

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.

8 June 2016 | Comments: 2

John Appleby takes a look at the latest figures for health and social care spending and asks what new accounting rules mean for the UK's position in international health spending rankings.

19 May 2016 | Comments: 3

John Appleby considers how new figures for NHS inflation will affect NHS finances, as our latest QMR survey shows increasing pessimism and concern among NHS finance directors.

11 May 2016 | Comments: 5

New analysis from The King’s Fund and the Health Foundation looks at how this year’s NHS funding increase compares with previous years. John Appleby and Adam Roberts find that this year’s increase is the 28th largest since 1975/6.

29 April 2016 | Comments: 4

Transformational change can only be achieved with the ongoing involvement, engagement and commitment of leadership and staff throughout NHS organisations, says Michael West.

21 April 2016 | Comments: 2

Chris Ham considers the progress made so far on sustainability and transformation plans, and whether they really have the potential to be a game-changer for the NHS.

7 April 2016 | Comments: 4

Chris Ham outlines the proposals set out in our new agenda for action to tackle the growing crisis in health and social care.

Richard Murray
1 April 2016 | Comments: 1

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.

23 March 2016 | Comments: 19

Four months since the first caps on NHS agency staff spend were introduced by Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority, Phoebe Dunn looks at the impact so far.

18 March 2016

David Buck considers the implications of the recent Budget announcements for the future of public health.

29 February 2016 | Comments: 3

NICE is one of the few arms-length bodies established by the last Labour government to have survived. Nicholas Timmins discusses the challenges and controversies it has faced along the way.

18 February 2016 | Comments: 3

With the financial outlook for the NHS looking bleak, Joni Jabbal explores what finance directors are telling us about the real-life detail behind the figures.

Richard Murray
16 February 2016

Richard Murray looks at some of the most revealing statistics from the NHS England Combined performance summary published last week.

Ben Collins
15 February 2016 | Comments: 10

Ben Collins argues that changes in government policy coupled with worsening NHS finances have now fatally compromised the foundation trust model.

Richard Murray
12 February 2016 | Comments: 1

With the recent publication of the Carter Review’s final report on operational productivity in acute hospitals, Richard Murray reflects on whether it proposes a realistic approach to implementation.

5 February 2016 | Comments: 2

With the publication today of our briefing on the impact of the NHS planning guidance, Phoebe Dunn discusses the key findings and what this could mean for the future of the NHS.

25 January 2016 | Comments: 10

Chris Ham reflects on the recent announcement that three former senior health ministers have proposed a cross-party commission to tackle the substantial pressures now facing health and social care.

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