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Ben Collins asks whether we are seeing the end of the purchaser-provider split as we know it. Blog Health care funding: is the grass greener on the other side? Chris Ham discusses the pros and cons of different countries' approaches to funding health care, and looks at how our own model in the UK compares. Blog A mixed bag of results from the NHS Staff Survey Marcus Powell explores the NHS staff survey results and finds areas of excellence alongside areas for concern. Blog We need to talk about tax and spending The government's Spring Budget U-turn makes it much less likely that the NHS will receive the additional funding it needs during this parliament, says Chris Ham. Blog Tackling culture change to transform mental health services What are the organisational development challenges in establishing a new service model? Mandip Kaur reflects on her experience at Forward Thinking Birmingham, an innovative mental health partnership. Blog The impact of NHS financial pressures – a mixed picture We know that financial and operational pressures in the NHS can affect patient care in a number of ways, but how and why does the impact vary across different service areas? Blog STPs: a call for ‘extraordinary’ leadership Marcus Powell calls for investment in the extraordinary leadership needed to implement sustainability and transformation plans. Blog Developing women’s leadership on the road to gender parity Susie Perks-Baker says that women need to learn to take care of themselves, as well as others, on their journey to the top. Blog An NHS winter that never seems to end? Siva Anandaciva argues that A&E performance may not bounce back as quickly as expected when winter recedes. Blog Is a ‘death tax’ for social care about to be announced? Is the government about to announce plans for a new approach to funding social care? Nicholas Timmins asks if a tax on people's estates after they have died will be an acceptable idea this time around. Blog Elective treatment on the back-burner? Financial and operational pressures in the NHS are having a significant impact on elective treatment; the 18-week waiting time standard will not be met in any month during the current financial year. James Thompson analyses the latest data and the tough choices ahead for the NHS. Blog Housing and health: STPs, White Papers and beyond 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. Library blog Funding health care in the Great War In the second of a series of blogs looking back at the diverse history of The King's Fund, Kathy Johnson considers the role of the Fund during World War 1. Blog ‘Teflon’ Jeremy Hunt and the de-politicisation of the NHS Nicholas Timmins asks whether the 2012 health and social care reforms allowed politicians to avoid taking responsibility for the state of the NHS. Blog What next for sustainability and transformation plans? Chris Ham argues that the challenge for STPs is to translate ambitious proposals into credible plans, with clarity about the most important priorities. Blog NHS finances on the brink Richard Murray gives an overview of the state of NHS finances, ahead of the latest figures being released next week. Blog Read all about it: media coverage of NHS rationing How does the national media understand and report on rationing in the NHS, and what is the impact of this coverage? Anna Charles reports on our findings. Blog Compassionate leadership – more important than ever in today’s NHS Sarah Massie and Vicki Curtis look at the impact of our compassionate leadership programme for health care leaders in the context of unprecedented financial and operational pressures across the wider system. Blog Seizing opportunities for digital development in the NHS David Maguire looks at whether sustainability and transformation plans offer an opportunity for place-based digitally enhanced care to become a reality across the NHS. Blog Delayed discharge: 'It’s not just about the money' Delayed transfers of care will only be solved when there is substantial additional investment in community-based services alongside local reform and improvement, argues Richard Humphries. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.