Chris Ham sets out five tests for assessing the credibility of expected commitments on health and social care in the parties’ election manifestos.
Ruth Robertson looks at the impact of wider financial pressures on genito-urinary medicine (GUM) services, and what this means for service users.
Has the role of housing been given adequate consideration in sustainability and transformation plans? David Buck argues the importance of delivering health and housing services and developing policy together.
David Buck looks at the seemingly paradoxical trends in children and young people’s health and wellbeing, and argues that it’s time for policy-makers to start responding.
Patrick Hall asks whether personalised care planning and budgets could improve the experiences of people with complex needs, achieve better outcomes and make better use of limited resources.
Chris Naylor looks at whether mental health is being considered carefully enough in the development of sustainability and transformation plans.
With recent research from Age UK suggesting that 1.2 million older people are not receiving the social care they need, Anna Charles looks at how this issue appears to be slipping under the radar.
As we publish a joint statement on health and social care, Richard Humphries considers the rising levels of concern in the social care sector about funding and quality of care.
David Buck looks at the complex issue of whether local public health services should be funded through business rates, and proposes a set of conditions that need to be met before this option is pursued.
David Buck reflects on work carried out with the New NHS Alliance to promote closer working between the health and housing sectors.
The government’s long-awaited childhood obesity plan was published earlier this week. David Buck considers whether it meets expectations.
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.
Following this week's landmark court ruling on the funding of HIV prevention drug PrEP, Alex Baylis considers the complex system of fragmented responsibilities for HIV services.
Patrick Hall considers the steps being taken towards a more collaborative culture across the social care system.
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.
David Buck discusses the finding of an independent report, commissioned by the National Gardens Scheme, on the potential benefits of gardens and gardening for health.
Joni Jabbal considers the potential of the housing and health sectors working together to improve population health.
Ruth Robertson looks at the ways in which NHS financial pressures can affect patient care, and the difficulties in assessing the real impact.
David Buck considers the implications of the recent Budget announcements for the future of public health.
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.