Ideas that change health care Our mission statement Shaping policy and practice Developing individuals and organisations Sharing knowledge and debate Explaining health and care Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page The NHS explained: how the health system in England really works: Online courseSign up for our free four-week online course which will build your understanding of the NHS — its inner workings, current and future challenges, and how it all fits together.ReportA year of integrated care systems: reviewing the journey so farIntegrated care systems represent a fundamental and far-reaching change in how the NHS works across different services and with external partners. This report is based on interviews with eight of the ‘first wave’ ICSs to understand how they are developing and to identify lessons for local systems and national policy-makers. Long readThe NHS 10-year plan: how should the extra funding be spent?The government has announced increases in NHS funding and has asked the NHS to come up with a 10-year plan for how this funding will be used. After eight years of austerity, there is now an opportunity to tackle the issues that matter most to patients and communities and to improve health and care.More recent contentResearch and analysisIndependent views on health and care.Organisational developmentHelping your organisation be fit for purpose and fit for the future.Health and care explainedHelping you understand the big issues in health and care.EventsBringing people together to share knowledge, in person and online.What are you looking for?We provide insight on health and care policy and leadership through our courses, events, publications, projects, blogs and much moreSearch termApplyBlog‘Moving at the speed of trust’ – the journey to integrated care systems Creating an integrated care system is most definitely a journey and not an event, and they must evolve and be owned locally if they are to succeed, says Anna Charles. Long readJoined-up listening: integrated care and patient insight In this article, we articulate the opportunity that integrated care presents for using insight from people and populations to design services that meet their needs and reflect their priorities.BlogShaping the future of general practice NHS England and general practice must collaborate to deliver new ways of working. Beccy Baird considers what the relationship needs to develop.CoursePersonal impact and influence This leadership programme helps participants become more aware of their emotions and personal impact on others, particularly when under pressure.BlogDeveloping NHS trust chief executives – where do chairs fit in? The relationship between the chair and chief executive of NHS organisations is critical in growing the great leaders we need and that the public pay for and deserve, says Peter Lachecki.BlogUsing technology to build a partnership of trust with patients Chris Ham explores how technology can enable positive clinician-patient relationships and support patients to take an active role in their health and wellbeing.VideoHow does the NHS in England work? An alternative guide Watch our animation for a whistle-stop tour of how the NHS works in 2017 and how it’s changing. Present your project at our Digital health and care congress 2019If you’re working on a project that's using technology to improve health and care then we want to hear from you – the deadline for submissions is Friday 5 October 2018.AudioHealthy places: the link between your health and where you live A podcast about big ideas in health and care. Episode five: what’s the relationship between your health and where you live? Helen McKenna talks with Kate Ardern, André Pinto and Chris Naylor.BlogThe journey towards integrated care Lillie Wenzel previews findings from our report on how integrated care systems are developing. BlogHow can community involvement reduce health inequalities? Can community involvement in Morecambe Bay help reduce health inequalities that have existed over decades? BlogSolving the puzzle of social care: the time for action is now With new research suggesting that the number of people aged 85 and over needing round-the-clock care is set to double by 2035, the government needs to make hard choices if it is to solve the puzzle of social care, says Chris Ham.BlogNHS performance: bad, better or both? In light of rising demand for NHS services how should we talk about performance against targets? Deborah Ward takes a different view of the data.Paid eventOutstanding social care: exploring good practiceLong readWhat is happening to life expectancy in the UK? 2010 marked a turning point in long-term mortality trends in the UK, with improvements tailing off after decades of steady decline. Veena Raleigh examines the data. ReportDigital change in health and social care The use of digital technology in health and social care can improve quality, efficiency and patient experience as well as supporting more integrated care and improving the health of a population. This report shares practical learning from a series of case studies where significant large-scale digital change is happening. ReportLeadership in today's NHS: delivering the impossibleLeaders in today’s NHS operate in a climate of extreme pressure. Staffing vacancies are rife, there are widespread challenges in meeting financial and performance targets and demands on services continue to increase. What can be done to support current leaders and encourage future ones?SlideshowLeadership in today's NHS: infographics These infographics illustrate some of the key statistics when it comes to leadership in today's NHS.