One year on from the Health and Social Care Act

On 1 April 2013 the main changes set out in the Health and Social Care Act came into force. What has this meant for the NHS, those who work in the system and those who use health and care services in England? On the first anniversary, we draw together some of our key resources and commentary. Over the coming weeks we will also publish a short series of blogs reflecting on some of the main elements of the reforms.

Blogs on NHS reform

The future provider landscape: are foundation trusts taking us down a dead end?

Candace Imison

We don’t need more organisations with the label ‘foundation trust’, we need financial and clinical sustainability in the provider sector, says Candace Imison.

Can Simon Stevens build a coalition for change?

Patrick Hall

Simon Stevens takes up his post as Chief Executive of NHS England with an inbox that will be full to overflowing. But what are the three issues that demand his immediate attention? 

A year is a long time in the politics of integrated care

Although all the political parties agree about the importance of integrated care as an end, willing the means to achieve it is another matter, says Richard Humphries.

Our work on clinical commissioning

Key findings from our CCG survey

Holly Holder

Holly Holder
Holly Holder, Fellow in Health Policy, Nuffield Trust, presents the key findings from a survey of GPs in six clinical commissioning groups.

The evolution of clinical commissioning: learning from local experience

We are working with the Nuffield Trust to understand the development of CCGs and the challenges they face. We will be following the evolution of clinical commissioning in six case study sites.

How engaged are CCGs one year on?

Shilpa Ross

Shilpa Ross
One year ago, CCGs formally took on their statutory responsibility for £65 billion of the NHS budget. Shilpa Ross asks how individuals in CCGs feel about engagement.

Related publications

Health and wellbeing boards: one year on

Health and wellbeing boards: One year on report front cover

Health and wellbeing boards: One year on report front cover
This report examines how health and wellbeing boards have used their shadow year, what they have achieved, and whether they are providing effective leadership across local systems of care.

Clinical commissioning groups: supporting improvement in general practice?

Clinical commissioning groups: Supporting improvement in general practice? front cover

Clinical commissioning groups: Supporting improvement in general practice? front cover
Our report argues for a new approach that brings together funding for general practice with funding for many other services.

Health policy under the coalition government

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Written halfway through the 2010–2015 parliament, this review considers how the NHS is performing under the coalition government.