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.
Joanna Goodrich considers the impact of NICE's aspirational guidance on the delivery of adult mental health care on patient-centred care.
Candace Imison assesses what evidence is needed for NHS merger decisions.
The report of the National Audit of Dementia Care in General Hospitals 2011 has put a sharp focus on the care of people with dementia in hospitals.
Francesca Frosini asks how a new measurement of patients treated in non-NHS hospitals will help to assess patient choice.
Chris Ham asks what can clinical commissioning groups learn from medical practices in California.
John Appleby analyses the results of the British Social Attitudes survey to see why our satisfaction with the NHS is so high.
John Clark explains why doctors must become more engaged in NHS leadership as he introduces our new review into leadership.
Nick Goodwin asks if new government strategies and positive results from the Whole Systems Demonstrator trials will encourage new investment into telehealth.
John Appleby's blog about how new inflation estimates affect real spending figures for the NHS.
Chris Ham's blog about the importance of good management and leadership in the NHS.
Bev Fitzsimons, asks whether a new patient and family-centred care programme can help improve patients' experience.
James Thompson explores the figures behind this year's NHS redundancies in his data blog.
As a new Commonwealth Fund survey reflects a positive light on the NHS, Chris Ham asks why we are still moving forward so quickly with health reforms?
While government ministers seem enthused by plans to allow patients to manage their own health budgets, Angela Coulter asks if we should be exploring other options.
Anna Dixon explains why it will only be possible to deliver productivity improvements in the NHS by using human as well as financial resources differently.
Anna Dixon discusses the need to rethink how we commission and contract with primary care if the ambitions of integrated care are to be realised.
As we await the results of the WSDAN project, Nick Goodwin considers what else is needed to support new technologies in telehealth and telecare.
As the NHS Commissioning Board commences a period of shadow running, Nick Goodwin asks whether changes to clinical commissioning are simply reinventing the wheel.
David Buck questions whether a 'fat tax' would help or hinder the government's attempts to curb obesity in England.