Chris Ham introduces our Commission on the future of health and social care in England, explaining that the divison between the NHS and social care established in 1948 is no longer fit for purpose.
Candace Imison explores what we can learn from early experiments in using a failure regime in the NHS.
Having spent the first half of the Parliament legislating for radical changes to the organisation of the NHS, the government now needs to focus on the mundane but much more important challenge of implementing and executing the service changes on which its record will ultimately depend.
Chris Ham draws on discussions from our recent integrated care conference to identify four key building blocks of a whole-system solution.
Chris Ham argues that much bolder approach is needed to bring about innovative models of care that meet the population's needs.
Looking back on the conference, Anna Dixon considers outstanding reform issues, including the difficult decisions that must be made around hospital reconfiguration.
Despite the coalition’s pledge in its programme for government that it recognised the urgency of reform, almost a year has elapsed since Dilnot reported.
Lean is a methodology developed by Toyota which aims to improve flow while minimising waste. But why is it so difficult to apply to health care?
Anna Dixon discusses whether asking patients what care they wanted could be a much simpler solution towards making savings.
Richard Humphries discusses the government’s forthcoming social care White Paper and the final piece of the jigsaw – Andrew Dilnot’s report on how care is funded.
Will our trust in clinicians lend local decisions on restrictions to treatments a new kind of legitimacy? Or will such decisions erode our trust in our local doctor?
One of the benefits of the UK’s primary care based system is that it keeps patients away from unnecessary admission to hospital – however it may not be succeeding.
While opposition to the Bill has got louder, there has been relatively little debate about the new powers for Monitor and what they will mean in practice.
Visiting Fellow, Claire Perry gives us an insight into her previous roles in the NHS and the examines the issues surrounding health care in London.
Paul Zollinger-Read considers whether it's the size of clinical commissioning groups that counts, or their ability to collaborate.
With the pressures on A&E, Richard Humphries explains that it's the frail elderly patients that remain in hospital beds that we should be more concerned about.
John Appleby's blog about how new inflation estimates affect real spending figures for the NHS.
Chris Ham's blog about the importance of good management and leadership in the NHS.
James Thompson explores the figures behind this year's NHS redundancies in his data blog.
While government ministers seem enthused by plans to allow patients to manage their own health budgets, Angela Coulter asks if we should be exploring other options.