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 Adult social care Community services Emergency care (-) General practice Hospital care Mental health New models of care Public health Sexual health care Leadership, systems and organisations Accountable care Clinical commissioning groups Clinical leadership (-) Equality and diversity Integrated care Local service design Patient leadership Quality improvement Sustainability and transformation plans System leadership Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Children and young people Health inequalities Housing Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Population health Public opinion Technology and data Policy, finance and performance Access to care Better Care Fund Brexit Commissioning and contracting Devolution General election 2017 (-) Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances (-) NHS five year forward view Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 (-) 2015 2016 (-) 2017 2018 2019 2020 Blog Initiating improvement: the impact of the Care Quality Commission’s approach to inspection In light of the recent National Audit Office report, Rachael Smithson considers the Care Quality Commission’s approach and the ways in which the organisation is having an impact on quality of care. Library blog London calling: health and inequalities in the capital Kathy Johnson explores the London Programme: a co-ordinated programme of development work and grant giving set up by the Fund in 1979 with the aim of improving health care in the capital. Blog How does the NHS work? A never-ending story Our new six-and-a half-minute animation explains how the NHS works. Katie Mantell looks at how and why we produced it. Blog A system response to provider failure: does Greater Manchester point to a different future? Should we start to look at provider failure as a system issue rather than an organisational one? Chris Ham looks at the lessons the NHS can learn from Greater Manchester. Blog Is investment in GP services increasing? Is the promised extra funding for general practice reaching frontline services? Beccy Baird explains how the lack of national data makes this a hard question to answer. Blog Streamlining the organisation of the NHS without a top-down reorganisation Chris Ham makes the case for aligning the work of NHS Improvement and NHS England. Blog Tearing up the rulebook: legislation and new care models Ben Collins reflects on the reintroduction of top-down control of the NHS and system-wide planning, despite legislation that aimed to establish a very different type of health system. How far can this go before the wheels fall off? Blog Patient experience of GP surgeries: it’s getting in that’s the problem It's rare that any service hears from 800,000 of its users at the same time, but that is what happened recently with the publication of the GP Patient Survey. Dan Wellings and Beccy Baird review the results. Blog Will the capped expenditure process help keep a lid on NHS finances? Siva Anandaciva asks whether the capped expenditure process is an attempt at a short-term fix for a long-term problem. 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 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. Blog Developing women’s leadership on the road to gender parity Susie Perks-Baker says that women need to learn to take care of themselves, as well as others, on their journey to the top. Blog How can GPs provide rapid access alongside long-term continuity of care? General practice needs not only investment, but also a change in the way services are delivered if it is to meet the dual demands of urgent care and long-term conditions management, says Beccy Baird. Blog Discrimination and NHS staff: stepping bravely into the grey Mandip Kaur asks how we can have open and honest conversations about difference and what it is like to be discriminated against. Blog Assessing demand and supply in general practice 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. Blog Learning from others: devolved governance in the Australian state of Victoria The health care system in Victoria, Australia, delivers good results compared with other states, but there are still areas where improvements could be made. Blog Recognising the experience of BME staff: a reason to hope for better While there is still much more to do to achieve equality for those from diverse backgrounds who aspire to leadership roles in health and care, there is reason for hope, says Vijaya Nath. Blog Simon Stevens' vision for the NHS: welcome but challenging to deliver In his keynote address at our annual integrated care summit, Simon Stevens gave what was arguably his most important speech since he took up post. His speech contained three big messages. Blog Will the new GP contract improve care for patients? The government's proposal for a new contract that gives groups of GPs the opportunity to work more closely with a range of other services is not a bad idea, says Hugh Alderwick. Blog How can the performance of local health systems be assessed? Chris Ham reflects on the findings of our review for the Department of Health, which recommends radical simplification and better alignment of existing frameworks for assessing performance in the NHS. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.