Shilpa Ross considers how, at a challenging time for the NHS, we can create compassionate cultures for patients and staff alike.
Chris Ham considers how the NHS can tackle the biggest challenge it faces in 2016 - meeting the £22 billion productivity challenge.
David Maguire discusses the issues surrounding premature discharge or people leaving hospital too soon and the effect this may have on re-admission rates.
Anna Moore reflects on how medical leaders can help to develop new models of care and integrate services around the needs of patients.
Mandip Kaur asks how we can have open and honest conversations about difference and what it is like to be discriminated against.
Joni Jabbal looks at what enables NHS acute trusts to take data from inpatient surveys, understand it, work with it, and use it to improve patient experience overall.
Will vanguards be able to make significant changes to the configuration of local health and care systems, while sustaining existing services in a difficult environment, with limited spare cash and growing service pressures?
Do the public still trust doctors and nurses to deliver high-quality care and put patients’ interests first, or could high-profile failings and inspection results have contributed to a change in public opinion?
Beccy Baird shares her views on the progress of a project that will collect detailed evidence around the changes in activity in general practice over the past five years.
David Oliver considers the role allied health professionals will have in meeting the challenges facing our health and social care systems and in delivering the new care models outlines in the NHS five year forward view.
In the first of a series of guest blogs on clinical leadership, Jonathan Fielden shares some insight into his personal philosophy and on his approach to medical leadership - and life.
What does a positive and effective patient leader/system leader relationship look like, how does it develop and what makes it work? David Sgorbati looks at what we can learn from how these relationships form.
With the NHS overspend running at £1.62 billion for the first half of the year, what are the options available to trusts struggling to stay in budget?
David Buck on district councils and why their role in improving the health of their citizens is less well known and recognised than it should be.
The health care system in Victoria, Australia, delivers good results compared with other states, but there are still areas where improvements could be made.
The NHS needs to effectively manage its common resources: more money and greater efficiency won't be enough.
Health has found itself caught up in government’s latest big idea. But what does devolution really mean for the NHS?
Helen Gilburt asks is it time for an honest conversation about the impact of cost-saving measures on the quality of care in mental health services?
Delayed transfers of care, where patients are ready to return home or transfer to another form of care but still occupy a hospital bed, are a hot topic of discussion right now. So what does the latest data tell us?