As local areas prepare to take forward the recommendations of the national maternity review, Lillie Wenzel considers the role of user feedback in driving improvements in maternity services.
As the results of our latest quarterly monitoring report make clear, 2016/17 is not going to be an easy year for the NHS. Richard Murray takes a look at how commissioners and providers are coping.
A key part of our Quarterly Monitoring Report is a survey of NHS finance directors, which offers an insight into the state of NHS finances. Ahead of the publication of our next report, Joni Jabbal considers the results of the latest survey.
Ruth Robertson and John Appleby examine data from NatCen’s British Social Attitudes survey to reveal what the public think about the NHS and its financial problems.
As health care leaders gather this week for the NHS Confederation annual conference, Chris Ham reflects on different ‘versions’ of the NHS and how these can be combined to secure a sustainable future for the health service.
David Oliver looks at the findings of the National Audit Office report and considers why hospitals are still failing to discharge older people on time.
John Appleby considers how new figures for NHS inflation will affect NHS finances, as our latest QMR survey shows increasing pessimism and concern among NHS finance directors.
New analysis from The King’s Fund and the Health Foundation looks at how this year’s NHS funding increase compares with previous years. John Appleby and Adam Roberts find that this year’s increase is the 28th largest since 1975/6.
Beccy Baird highlights the need for nationally collected activity data for general practice.
Sarah Gregory discusses how the health care systems in the United Kingdom compare with those in other countries and asks how we can share ideas and learning.
NHS Improvement aims to deliver better healthcare, transformed care delivery and sustainable finances. With the official launch on 1 April 2016, Richard Murray considers the challenges it faces.
Four months since the first caps on NHS agency staff spend were introduced by Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority, Phoebe Dunn looks at the impact so far.
With the publication of the first set of NHS equity indicators in January, David Buck considers what the NHS still needs to do to tackle inequalities in health.
A shift in emphasis, away from rules and regulation and towards developing positive organisational cultures that encourage risk taking and avoid blame, will be key as the NHS strives to improve quality
With little political consensus around the way forward for funding our growing social care needs, Richard Humphries looks at how the British public views the options.
With the publication today of our new report calling for a quality improvement strategy in the English NHS, Chris Ham discusses the key recommendations and why the current approach is not working.
With the financial outlook for the NHS looking bleak, Joni Jabbal explores what finance directors are telling us about the real-life detail behind the figures.
David Buck looks at what data from the British Social Attitudes survey tells us about the diversity and scale of volunteering in health and care services.
Richard Murray looks at some of the most revealing statistics from the NHS England Combined performance summary published last week.
John Appleby looks at new data from the British Social Attitudes survey to understand why people are satisfied or dissatisfied with the NHS.