Rebecca Myers, a community staff nurse in London, shares her thoughts on what ‘good care’ looks like in district nursing services.
How much do we know about district nursing services? Anna Charles reflects on the challenges of assessing the volume and quality of care being delivered in people’s homes.
David Buck analyses the latest figures on local government’s planned spending on public health, and considers whether the new Prime Minister might take an interest.
In the current financial climate, can the NHS shift care from the acute sector into community settings? Richard Murray considers the possibility.
Following the recent publication of NHS England’s implementation plan for The five year forward view for mental health, Chris Naylor considers the prospects for better integration of mental health care with general practice.
As the 2017 GSK IMPACT Awards open for applications, programme manager Lisa Weaks considers what we’ve learnt about the training and development needs of the health charity sector.
With the latest NHS England figures for delayed transfers of care reinforcing concerns about the impact of funding restrictions on social care services, Patrick Hall considers working towards better social care provision for future generations.
As part of the research for our recent report on the pressures facing general practice, we conducted a survey of GP trainees. Anna Charles considers what the results tell us about the state of general practice, as seen by those just entering the profession.
NHS Highland has undertaken major transformation of its health and care service, and is an exemplar of innovation and quality improvement. With the launch of our joint leadership development programme, Vijaya Nath considers what we can learn from its experience.
Beccy Baird highlights the need for nationally collected activity data for general practice.
Jo Maybin looks at the challenges and rewards of researching the experiences of older people who receive district nursing care.
Joni Jabbal considers the potential of the housing and health sectors working together to improve population health.
How are new co-commissioning arrangements progressing, a year after their introduction? Chris Naylor considers the results of our survey of GP practices in six clinical commissioning groups, carried out with the Nuffield Trust.
Dr Nikita Kanani reflects on the opportunities and challenges posed by GPs becoming medical leaders in their local health system.
Beccy Baird shares her views on the progress of a project that will collect detailed evidence around the changes in activity in general practice over the past five years.
The government's proposal for a new contract that gives groups of GPs the opportunity to work more closely with a range of other services is not a bad idea, says Hugh Alderwick.
Are conflicts of interest affecting the services patients receive? Or is this inherent feature of clinical commissioning being managed appropriately through common-sense decision-making?