20 September 2016 | Comments: 2

David Buck reflects on work carried out with the New NHS Alliance to promote closer working between the health and housing sectors.

15 September 2016 | Comments: 5

Following the launch of the Social care for older people: home truths report, Patrick Hall considers whether older people are paying the price for cuts to social care.

14 September 2016

Lynsey Hawker looks back through our archives at how health care libraries have developed from the advent of the NHS to present day.

Guest blog
13 September 2016 | Comments: 8

Rebecca Myers, a community staff nurse in London, shares her thoughts on what ‘good care’ looks like in district nursing services.

12 September 2016 | Comments: 9

With NHS sustainability and transformation plans hitting the headlines recently, Chris Ham discusses how the plans are shaping up and the challenges in developing new care models and delivering unprecedented improvements in efficiency.

9 September 2016 | Comments: 2

Following numerous interesting announcements at the NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo this week, Matthew Honeyman considers what lies ahead when it comes to digital technology in the NHS.

Richard Murray
8 September 2016 | Comments: 2

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.

Julia Fernando
7 September 2016 | Comments: 4

In January we launched a two-year programme with NHS Improvement to help trusts to review and improve their workplace culture. At the end of the pilot phase, Julia Fernando reflects on what we have learnt so far.

Sarah Massie
2 September 2016 | Comments: 3

With the launch of our new leadership development programme, Sarah Massie considers the challenges faced by health care leaders and the importance of maintaining compassion in a high-pressure environment.

1 September 2016 | Comments: 3

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.

Guest blog
Suzette Woodward
30 August 2016 | Comments: 3

Dr Suzette Woodward, national campaign director for NHS England’s Sign up to Safety campaign, reflects on the difficulty of introducing new methods to improve patient safety and what can be done to improve the success rate when it comes to putting theory into practice.

26 August 2016 | Comments: 1

The government’s long-awaited childhood obesity plan was published earlier this week. David Buck considers whether it meets expectations.

Joni Jabbal
25 August 2016 | Comments: 2

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.

23 August 2016 | Comments: 5

Beccy Baird considers why successful quality improvement measures are rarely taken up far beyond where they originated, and what needs to be done to ensure good practice is spread across the NHS.

19 August 2016 | Comments: 3

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.

Ruth Robertson
17 August 2016 | Comments: 3

With local health systems being told to balance their books in the middle of the biggest financial crisis in recent NHS history, Ruth Robertson considers the impact of this pressure on patients and staff.

Richard Murray
11 August 2016 | Comments: 3

In the current financial climate, can the NHS shift care from the acute sector into community settings? Richard Murray considers the possibility.

8 August 2016 | Comments: 4

Ensuring different IT systems work efficiently together is essential for improving integrated care for patients in the health and social care systems. David Maguire considers progress to date and future challenges.

3 August 2016 | Comments: 1

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.

1 August 2016 | Comments: 4

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.