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.
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.
Media reports suggest that the Chancellor is actively considering a radical reform of pension tax relief. Nicholas Timmins considers the potential outcomes.
John Appleby looks at how much we would need to spend on health to close the spending gap between the United Kingdom and other EU and OECD countries.
Will NHS leaders embrace the opportunities offered by the new NHS planning guidance to plan and deliver care based on places rather than organisations? Hugh Alderwick considers the challenges and timescales involved.
Richard Murray reflects on the implications of the new NHS planning guidance and how funding from the newly created Sustainability and Transformation Fund will be allocated.
Chris Ham considers how the NHS can tackle the biggest challenge it faces in 2016 - meeting the £22 billion productivity challenge.
With the NHS overspend running at £1.62 billion for the first half of the year, what are the options available to trusts struggling to stay in budget?
Ahead of the Spending Review, Richard Humphries and John Appleby look at the data to examine the likely fall in social care spending.
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.
When the Care Quality Commission suggested in its recent State of Care report that ‘safer, better care does not necessarily cost more’, the inclusion of the word ‘necessarily’ was important, says Helen McKenna.
In his data blog, John Appleby looks at the scale of the NHS funding squeeze.
In his keynote address at our annual integrated care summit, Simon Stevens gave what was arguably his most important speech since he took up post. His speech contained three big messages.
What can be done to improve the quality of decision-making on NHS mergers, and can the tide of unsuccessful mergers be stemmed?