The success of the £3.8 billion Better Care Fund – designed to promote integrated care and help shift care closer to home – depends on a different kind of chemistry between local NHS organisations and their local authority partners.
Chris Ham reflects on his recent visit to the Royal Free Hospital in London to discuss the role of acute hospitals in developing integrated care.
In her new data blog, Yang Tian draws on previously unpublished results from the most recent British Social Attitudes survey to see what the public think about who should pay for social care services.
Nicola Walsh reflects on the first World Innovation Summit for Health which explored new and innovative ways to tackle a variety of global health care challenges.
Amid the furore of the Competition Commission’s decision to refuse the merger of Bournemouth and Poole, some significant changes to the current failure regime have been approved in amendments to the Care Bill.
Some may argue that deep thinking about the future isn’t really necessary, but how could this foresight benefit the health and social care system?
What are the repercussions of the Competition Commission's rejection of the proposed merger in Bournemouth and Poole?
The financial and service challenges facing the NHS in London will not be met by the new NHS organisations established in April. This is the stark conclusion of our updated analysis of health care in London.
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.
With the same pressures in finance, medical advances and ageing populations, Nick Timmins questions why we're not making the most of learning from having one National Health Service but four different versions of it.
How do US organisations provide high-quality person-centred care? And what lessons can be drawn for the NHS, local authorities and the third sector?
The protracted process around the proposed closure of the children’s heart surgery unit at Leeds is the latest example of the difficulties associated with delivering change in the NHS. Is there a way through this?
The NHS reforms in England will have major implications for all involved in the system, none more so than providers.
As implementation of the government’s controversial health reforms draws near, Richard Humphries looks at how health and wellbeing boards are shaping up.
Volunteers are well placed to help organisations meet a number of Francis’s key recommendations, says Claire Mundle.
Nigel Edwards concludes our look at the relocation of care, considering whether shifting care closer to home is always the best solution.
The focus of the Royal College of Surgeon’s new report on engagement with the public on service change is very welcome, but will it translate into a genuinely different dialogue at a local level?
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.
What can we learn from service redesign in London? Chris Ham reflects on themes from our conference on progressing health care in the capital.
Chris Ham argues that much bolder approach is needed to bring about innovative models of care that meet the population's needs.