Blog Comment and analysis on the key issues in health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: All blogs All blogs Blogs Library blogs Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page Topics Health and care services Public health Mental health General practice Adult social care Community services Emergency care End-of-life care Hospital care Long-term conditions Maternity services Sexual health care New models of care Cancer services Leadership, systems and organisations Integrated care Local service design Accountable care Clinical leadership Equality and diversity Health and wellbeing boards Clinical commissioning groups Workforce and skills Voluntary and community sector System leadership Sustainability and transformation plans Quality improvement Patient leadership Patients, people and society Patient experience Technology and data Volunteers Patient safety Patient involvement Older people Housing Health inequalities Children and young people Carers Public opinion Policy, finance and performance Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation NHS finances Health and Social Care Act 2012 Better Care Fund Social care finances Performance Productivity NHS five year forward view Devolution Brexit Access to care General election 2017 Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Blog Blink and you missed it: the public health command paper The recent public health Command Paper, Healthy lives, healthy people: Update & way forward, was underwhelming in its recommendations, according to David Buck. Blog NHS reforms: the five laws of integrated care According to The Future Forum, integrated care is integral to the future delivery of health and social care. Nick Goodwin asks if we know what this truly means. Blog Can greater transparency and payment by results transform public services? While David Cameron announced public services reform, Anna Dixon says the real challenge is translating them into practice in a service as diverse as the NHS. Blog The £20 billion productivity challenge: an unavoidable choice for the NHS? John Appleby champions the need to keep improving NHS productivity, even if we decide to spend more on health care in his blog. Blog How different will life be under the NHS Commissioning Board? Chris Naylor asks if the NHS Commissioning Board will succeed in liberating NHS workers or is it simply reinventing existing structures. Blog The new-look Health and Social Care Bill: what are the next steps for clinical commissioning groups? Paul Zollinger-Read asks if the pause in the Health and Social Care Bill is welcomed by clinical commissioning groups or do they want to get on with the NHS reforms? Blog Did Labour's Spearhead health inequalities policy miss the target but hit the point? Will the health reforms and the formation of Public Health England help to address health inequalities in England? David Buck investigates in our blog. Blog Waiting for the Dilnot Commission: four challenges for change Richard Humphries sets out four challenges for changing social care funding that the Dilnot Commission must address. Blog Hospital doctors: the reformed NHS needs you! With announced revisions of the NHS reforms, hospital doctors are being given an opportunity to become involved in clinical commissioning. Blog Anticipating NHS reforms: Back to the Future? Richard Humphries asks, when it comes to health and social care reforms, can a simulation exercise help us deal with the challenges we might face? Blog Privatisation or diversification: what do the changes to the NHS reforms mean for the private and voluntary sectors? Some opposition to the Health Bill focused on the privatisation of the NHS. Anna Dixon explains what the NHS reforms will truly mean for the private and voluntary sectors. Blog Are we looking at reform through the wrong end of the telescope? Should the Health and Social Care Bill be focusing on the reform of GPs as providers instead of on GPs as commissioners? Candace Imison takes a look at the changes to NHS reforms. Blog Are hospitals any place for the elderly? With more reports on the care of elderly and vulnerable people Jocelyn Cornwell looks at the state of care in acute hospitals. Blog What can we learn from other countries about reform in health care? At a time of rapid policy change in health care, there is a thirst for international insight: so what can other countries teach us about health system reform? Blog Holding the NHS to account Has the government really listened to opinion on the Health and Social Care Bill? And if so, how will any new system of commissioning be held accountable? Blog Our health depends on it: the Health Select Committee pauses for thought on public health With the Department of Health responding to the consultations on 'Healthy Lives, Healthy People' soon the Health Select Committee is looking at public health reforms Blog No more heroes: a lesson for our future leaders? NHS leaders, whether commissioners or providers, have to influence others as much as they lead heroically - a model requiring additional skills. Blog Coalition government and health: one year on A year ago, few people would have guessed we would have a coalition of Liberal Democrats and Conservatives. So what has been the impact on reforming the NHS? Blog Do waiting times statistics actually measure up? NHS waiting times were once again the subject of heated exchanges in the Commons. But as our waiting times tracker shows, it all depends on how you measure it. Blog Are health and wellbeing boards part of the solution? One aspect of the Health and Social Care Bill that has attracted remarkably little controversy is the proposal for health and wellbeing boards. But are they really part of the solution? Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.