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 Women and leadership (still) more to do Susie Perks-Baker asks why there are still so few women in senior-level positions and explores ideas that could promote difference and diversity in the NHS. Library blog Radium, recruitment and emergency beds: the work of the Fund in World War II Nikki Smiton discovers the variety of work carried out by the Fund in the years leading up to and during World War II. Blog NHS standards and performance: is prioritisation the answer we’ve been looking for? James Thompson asks whether a combination of increased funding, incentives and pressure from the centre will be enough to get A&E waiting time targets back on track. Blog Commissioning: barking up the wrong tree? Faith in the purchaser/provider split as a key driver for reform is fast dissolving, argues Nick Timmins. Blog Looking for needles in haystacks: population health and the manifestos David Buck assesses the parties’ commitments to both public health and the wider policies that are so important to improving population health. Blog General election 2017: who will be most generous to the NHS? Ahead of the election, Richard Murray looks at the parties' offers on funding the NHS. Blog Cross party parity on mental health Helen Gilburt explores the prominence of mental health in the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat manifestos. Blog What do the manifestos mean for the NHS? Chris Ham looks at the pledges made about the NHS by the main parties ahead of the general election. Blog Listening to patients, carers, staff and communities... do we care enough? Durka Dougall challenges NHS leaders to work more closely with patients, carers and staff in order to understand what's important to them and make the tough decisions together. Blog Patching up NHS cybersecurity: five lessons to be learned Earlier this month, the NHS was hit by the largest cyber incident in its short digital history. Matthew Honeyman and Harry Evans look at what can be learned from it. Blog Important first steps on the NHS estate Unlocking value from its estate has long eluded the NHS. But, says Lille Wenzel, the Naylor review offers a way forward. Blog Social care and the election a divide in the road? Richard Humphries reflects on the 2017 general election manifestos and finds that they all fall short in setting clear, credible and costed proposals that address the scale of the challenges facing social care. Blog Health in a global city is local: how diversity and deprivation affect health How does living in diverse, deprived inner cities affect our experience of health and what does this mean for services? David Buck looks at the work one charity is doing to answer this question. Blog Get mental health right and we can get the whole system right Alongside the launch of our report on mental health and new models of care, Chris Naylor explores some of the benefits of investing in mental health. Blog Social care: what's in a name? Katie Mantell argues we need to do more to raise understanding of what social care is and how it's provided and funded. Blog We should see acute hospitals as places for healing Jocelyn Cornwell explores how vulnerable patients can feel in hospital and argues that the quality of relational care should be given the same priority as clinical quality and patient safety. Blog Stronger leadership needed if HIV services are to evolve to meet changing needs Alex Baylis considers the future of HIV services in England against a backdrop of a fragmented system created by reforms. Blog HIV services: a view from the sharp end of policy decisions Guest author Jane Shepherd shares her personal experience of how decisions about health policy affect people living with HIV. Blog Shifting attention to acute medical wards would benefit staff and patients David Oliver explains why we should focus on issues at the NHS front line. Giving more time and thought to the experience of acutely ill medical patients would bring benefits to the entire health system. Blog The NHS and technology: turn it off and on again Procrastination is no longer an option when it comes to tackling the difficult issues and moving forward with health technology, argues Harry Evans. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.