The government’s long-awaited childhood obesity plan was published earlier this week. David Buck considers whether it meets expectations.
David Buck analyses the latest figures on local government’s planned spending on public health, and considers whether the new Prime Minister might take an interest.
Following this week's landmark court ruling on the funding of HIV prevention drug PrEP, Alex Baylis considers the complex system of fragmented responsibilities for HIV services.
Patrick Hall considers the steps being taken towards a more collaborative culture across the social care system.
As the 2017 GSK IMPACT Awards open for applications, programme manager Lisa Weaks considers what we’ve learnt about the training and development needs of the health charity sector.
David Buck discusses the finding of an independent report, commissioned by the National Gardens Scheme, on the potential benefits of gardens and gardening for health.
Joni Jabbal considers the potential of the housing and health sectors working together to improve population health.
Ruth Robertson looks at the ways in which NHS financial pressures can affect patient care, and the difficulties in assessing the real impact.
David Buck considers the implications of the recent Budget announcements for the future of public health.
With the publication of the first set of NHS equity indicators in January, David Buck considers what the NHS still needs to do to tackle inequalities in health.
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.
David Buck on district councils and why their role in improving the health of their citizens is less well known and recognised than it should be.
Nicola Walsh reflects on three important messages that emerged from our 2015 integrated care summit.
While integrating care services is part of the journey to a transformed health system, it is not the destination. Efforts to integrate care have rarely encompassed the broader health of local populations and the impact of the wider determinants of health.
Tackling persistent inequalities requires consistent, sustainable action and intervention, which in turn requires stable, committed system leadership with a focus on population health systems.