The new Care Bill is a breakthrough for social care funding, as for the first time, there will be a limit on how much people have to pay for their care. But there are still dangers in the proposed system.
What does today's announcement from Jeremy Hunt mean for social care funding? Richard Humphries considers the key points in his new blog.
Andy Burnham’s speech to launch Labour’s health and care policy review was strong on principles but left many questions unanswered.
It will be increasingly impossible to duck the big questions about what kind of health and care system we are willing to fund, how this can be achieved and where the money comes from.
What conclusions can we draw from this year’s party conferences about the political and policy landscape for health and social care?
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.
If the government’s integration framework encourages innovations at scale and pace, England may yet steal a march on Scotland in the development of integrated care.
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.
Will the Department of Health’s long-awaited Information Strategy transform health and social care information as we know it today?
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.
A Public Accounts Committee report has highlighted the challenges the CQC has faced since it was set up. But are we expecting too much from a quality regulator?
With the government's response to the Dilnot report on social care funding weeks away, will the HSC's new report set out a compelling case for social care change?
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.
Richard Humphries asks whether the political momentum can be found to carry through Dilnot's suggestions for social care funding in England.
Sarah Jonas asks what effect will large scale cuts to local authority social care budgets have on child and adolescent mental health services.
Richard Humphries sets out four challenges for changing social care funding that the Dilnot Commission must address.
Richard Humphries asks, when it comes to health and social care reforms, can a simulation exercise help us deal with the challenges we might face?
Privatisation or diversification: what do the changes to the NHS reforms mean for the private and voluntary sectors?
Some opposition to the Health Bill focused on the privatisation of the NHS. Anna Dixon explains what the NHS reforms will truly mean for the private and voluntary sectors.
With more reports on the care of elderly and vulnerable people Jocelyn Cornwell looks at the state of care in acute hospitals.