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 AudioIn conversation with Lord Victor Adebowale: leadership, inequality and diversity in the NHS A podcast about big ideas in health and care. Episode six. In conversation with Lord Victor Adebowale: leadership, inequality and diversity in the NHS.ReportApproaches to better value: improving quality and costThe NHS is increasingly focusing on how it can improve the value of its services, to deliver the highest quality health outcomes for patients at the lowest possible cost. This report shares learning and insight from three NHS hospital trusts that have developed organisation-wide strategies for value improvement. ReportSustainability and transformation partnerships in London: An independent reviewOur report, commissioned by the Mayor of London, reviews the progress made over the past year by London's five sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs).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 termApplyBlogCQC, the state of care and system-level regulation CQC must ensure it creates a mix of regulatory tools that work together to efficiently assure people’s overall experience of care, rather than simply adding a layer of regulation to a health and care system that is already one of the most heavily regulated in the world. BlogThe puzzle of STPs in London Why are London’s sustainability and transformation partnerships trailing behind those in other places? Chris Ham highlights some answers and recommendations in our new report.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.BlogA short history of NHS winter funding The NHS relies on the reoccurrence of supposedly non-recurrent winter funding, but is still kept on its toes each year wondering how much money will be available and when it will be provided. Siva Anandaciva looks at how it works. ReportImpact of the Care Quality Commission on provider performance: room for improvement?The CQC introduced a new approach to inspecting and rating health and social care providers in 2013. Our report with the Alliance Manchester Business School is the first major evaluation of this approach.BlogReviewing the Better Care Fund: time to be bold? The upcoming review of the Better Care Fund needs to highlight opportunities for development to support the integration of the NHS and social care.Paid eventManaging digital change in health and care 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.Active projectThe public and the NHS The relationship between the NHS and the public is complex. Although surveys show us that people are proud of the NHS and most are satisfied with the services they receive, it’s sometimes said that public expectations of the NHS are rising. Against this background we have been undertaking work to explore the relationship between the public and our national health service. BlogHealth inequalities: the NHS plan needs to take more responsibility It’s good news that the NHS long-term plan has a workstream – or, to be precise, part of a workstream (bundled with prevention and personal responsibility) on health inequalities. So, what should be in it?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. CourseBuilding collaborative leadership across health and care organisations Supporting chief executives, clinical commissioning group chairs and experienced directors to develop the skills and behaviours to work with other local leaders to re-design health and care systems.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.