NHS Improvement aims to deliver better healthcare, transformed care delivery and sustainable finances. With the official launch on 1 April 2016, Richard Murray considers the challenges it faces.
Ruth Robertson looks at the ways in which NHS financial pressures can affect patient care, and the difficulties in assessing the real impact.
What can be done to ease the transition from clinician to senior manager in the NHS? Divisional medical director Dr Dilys Lai reflects on the support needed to make this step.
Four months since the first caps on NHS agency staff spend were introduced by Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority, Phoebe Dunn looks at the impact so far.
David Buck considers the implications of the recent Budget announcements for the future of public health.
This week saw the launch of Cascading Leadership, a new programme linked with the GSK IMPACT Awards, designed to extend leadership development opportunities across the voluntary and community sector. Programme manager Lisa Weaks discusses its potential.
With the publication of the first set of NHS equity indicators in January, David Buck considers what the NHS still needs to do to tackle inequalities in health.
A year on from the identification of 29 vanguard sites for the NHS’s new care models programme, Chris Ham reflects on the progress so far.
In a guest blog to coincide with the launch of our report on integrating physical and mental health care, Tessa Jelen writes about the importance of information and support – for both physical and mental wellbeing – for people diagnosed with a long-term condition.
Dr Nikita Kanani reflects on the opportunities and challenges posed by GPs becoming medical leaders in their local health system.
A shift in emphasis, away from rules and regulation and towards developing positive organisational cultures that encourage risk taking and avoid blame, will be key as the NHS strives to improve quality
With the 2015 NHS Staff Survey results revealing an increase in levels of engagement, Michael West looks at the statistics behind the headlines.
NICE is one of the few arms-length bodies established by the last Labour government to have survived. Nicholas Timmins discusses the challenges and controversies it has faced along the way.
With little political consensus around the way forward for funding our growing social care needs, Richard Humphries looks at how the British public views the options.
With the publication today of our new report calling for a quality improvement strategy in the English NHS, Chris Ham discusses the key recommendations and why the current approach is not working.
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.