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 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. Blog Accepting the unacceptable? A physician’s perspective on frontline care Ahead of the publication of our report, Organising care at the NHS front line, Elin Roddy shares her experience of providing care for acutely ill medical patients. Library blog Raising the profile of London's hospitals: the role of the Propaganda Committee Lynsey Hawker explores the work of the Fund's Revenue and Propaganda Committee from the late 1920s into the 1930s. Blog Assessing the credibility of election manifesto promises on health and social care Chris Ham sets out five tests for assessing the credibility of expected commitments on health and social care in the parties’ election manifestos. Blog The power of digital health: what can we learn from one million posts? David Buck explores whether machine learning can help find wider meaning in millions of unstructured online conversations about our health. Blog (Elective) hips don't lie: Data reveals pressures on hip replacement services How have elective hip replacement services been affected by wider financial pressures in the NHS? James Thompson looks at what the data shows. Blog NHS sustainability and the public: a little more conversation Does the NHS need more money? Where should the money come from? Harry Evans looks at public attitudes toward NHS funding. Blog Allocating social care funds: difficult decisions ahead The extra £2 billion for adult social care announced in the Spring Budget will be gratefully received, but local councils now face tough choices about where to allocate the money. Richard Humphries considers the context. Library blog The Combined Hospital Appeal for London: saving our hospitals with cricket, eggs and stamps Hong-Anh Nguyen explores the major fundraising campaign undertaken by the Fund during the 1920s to aid London’s hospitals with their post-war financial deficits. Blog What do cuts in sexual health services mean for patients? Ruth Robertson looks at the impact of wider financial pressures on genito-urinary medicine (GUM) services, and what this means for service users. Blog Don't talk about the money? Examples of where care is compromised by resource constraints are often most evident in stories from the local community, says Chief Executive of Healthwatch Essex Tom Nutt. Blog If the NHS is in crisis, why is public satisfaction so high? Ruth Robertson looks at the results from the British Social Attitudes survey and explores why public satisfaction is so high despite the current pressures on the health and care system. Blog What does it take to lead in the NHS? GP trainee Nish Manek reflects on her experiences from a leadership, open space, event, and the opportunities and challenges of leadership roles in the NHS. Blog Sending shockwaves through the NHS? 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. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.