In this guest blog, speech and language therapist Joanne Fillingham makes the case for a stronger leadership role for allied health professionals (AHPs).
Quality improvement is not a quick fix, and creating the type of cultural change needed to adapt an organisation's whole approach to quality does take time, says Shilpa Ross.
The NHS payments and incentives system is constantly evolving. Richard Murray looks at a system that is attempting to manage deficits and, at the same time, introduce new models of care and ways to pay for them.
With the central government grant falling, David Buck takes a look at local authorities’ plans for public health spending in 2017/18.
Harry Evans considers why getting the technology right will be essential if accountable care systems are to succeed.
Jill Roberts looks at the challenges facing children’s health, and asks what needs to be done to improve the current situation.
In the latest of a series of blogs celebrating The King’s Fund’s 120th anniversary, Lynsey Hawker explores how the birth of the NHS created new opportunities for the Fund.
The political tumult of recent weeks seems to be subsiding and a second snap election appears less likely – for now. Leo Ewbank asks what the new political environment might mean for health and social care.
Siva Anandaciva asks whether the capped expenditure process is an attempt at a short-term fix for a long-term problem.
Durka Dougall argues that improving quality of care for patients and delivering better value care are often two sides of the same coin.
How can the good practice in enhanced care home projects be shared more widely? Alex Baylis sets out the challenges.
The 'dementia tax' debacle was one of the turning points of the election campaign. Nicholas Timmins asks whether all proposals for reforming social care are now a dead letter for this parliament given the government’s lack of a majority.
Susie Perks-Baker asks why there are still so few women in senior-level positions and explores ideas that could promote difference and diversity in the NHS.
In the fifth of a series of blogs looking back at the history of The King’s Fund, Nikki Smiton discovers the variety of work carried out by the Fund in the years leading up to and during World War II.
James Thompson asks whether a combination of increased funding, incentives and pressure from the centre will be enough to get A&E waiting time targets back on track.
Faith in the purchaser/provider split as a key driver for reform is fast dissolving, argues Nick Timmins.
David Buck assesses the parties’ commitments to both public health and the wider policies that are so important to improving population health.
Ahead of the election, Richard Murray looks at the parties' offers on funding the NHS.
Helen Gilburt explores the prominence of mental health in the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat manifestos.
Chris Ham looks at the pledges made about the NHS by the main parties ahead of the general election.