Crossing professional boundaries, a new toolkit commissioned by NHS Future-Focused Finance and developed by The King’s Fund, is designed to support collaboration between finance and clinical staff. Julia Cream, who worked closely on the development of the toolkit, discusses its potential.
With the financial outlook for the NHS looking bleak, Joni Jabbal explores what finance directors are telling us about the real-life detail behind the figures.
Chris Naylor considers the recommendations of the independent Mental Health Taskforce and asks how they will be put into practice.
David Buck looks at what data from the British Social Attitudes survey tells us about the diversity and scale of volunteering in health and care services.
Richard Murray looks at some of the most revealing statistics from the NHS England Combined performance summary published last week.
Ben Collins argues that changes in government policy coupled with worsening NHS finances have now fatally compromised the foundation trust model.
With the recent publication of the Carter Review’s final report on operational productivity in acute hospitals, Richard Murray reflects on whether it proposes a realistic approach to implementation.
Ahead of our upcoming conference on delivering integrated care for older people with frailty, David Oliver reflects on the current challenges and opportunities.
John Appleby looks at new data from the British Social Attitudes survey to understand why people are satisfied or dissatisfied with the NHS.
With the publication today of our briefing on the impact of the NHS planning guidance, Phoebe Dunn discusses the key findings and what this could mean for the future of the NHS.
With January now having drawn to a close, Vijaya Nath takes the opportunity to review the challenges for clinical leaders in the year ahead.
Michael West discusses why work-related stress is widespread among staff in the NHS, and what can be done to address the root cause of the problem.
Binita Kane reflects on the challenge of aligning the different perspectives of managers and frontline medical staff, and why an effective leadership strategy is important for health service providers.
New technologies could potentially be put to use in the NHS, but the challenge lies in persuading health care providers to take up new models and methods of care. Matthew Honeyman looks at the upcoming policy developments that could enable successful integration.
Chris Ham reflects on the recent announcement that three former senior health ministers have proposed a cross-party commission to tackle the substantial pressures now facing health and social care.
Media reports suggest that the Chancellor is actively considering a radical reform of pension tax relief. Nicholas Timmins considers the potential outcomes.
John Appleby looks at how much we would need to spend on health to close the spending gap between the United Kingdom and other EU and OECD countries.
There are plenty of high-profile problems to keep NHS leaders awake at night, but what are the underlying issues behind the headlines?
Will NHS leaders embrace the opportunities offered by the new NHS planning guidance to plan and deliver care based on places rather than organisations? Hugh Alderwick considers the challenges and timescales involved.
Richard Murray reflects on the implications of the new NHS planning guidance and how funding from the newly created Sustainability and Transformation Fund will be allocated.