Blog Comment and analysis on the key issues in health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: All blogs All 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 Cancer services Community services Emergency care End-of-life care General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions Mental health New models of care (-) Public health Sexual health care Leadership, systems and organisations Clinical commissioning groups Clinical leadership Equality and diversity Integrated care Local service design Quality improvement Sustainability and transformation plans System leadership Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Carers 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 (-) 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 (-) 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Blog Why have improvements in mortality slowed down? Veena Raleigh looks at the current debate around the slow-down in mortality improvements in England and Wales. Blog What do child health indicators tell us? What do the recently published child health indicators tell us about how well children are doing? And how could the indicators inform a cross-sector strategy for children in England? Jill Roberts looks for answers. Blog Tobacco, drugs and obesity: taking stock of recent policy David Buck explores the similarities and differences in the government’s approach to tobacco control, childhood obesity and drug strategy. Blog Getting serious about public mental health Chris Naylor considers whether public mental health is being prioritised in a world of thinly stretched public health budgets. Blog Learning from human guinea pigs: creating open, supportive organisational cultures Alex Baylis looks at how far research ethics have come in 50 years and reminds us of the importance of creating organisational cultures that put patients first and support staff to do the right thing. Blog London and health: the best and worst of cities Chris Naylor examines how the capital compares with other English cities on selected health indicators, and asks what role cities should play in health improvement. Blog Reducing inequalities in health: towards a brave old world? David Buck looks at what recent research and data can tell us about progress on tackling health inequalities, and argues that when planning for the future we should look to the past. Blog Chickens coming home to roost: local government public health budgets for 2017/18 With the central government grant falling, David Buck takes a look at local authorities' plans for public health spending in 2017/18. Blog Championing quality and seizing improvement opportunities: are we getting it right? Durka Dougall argues that improving quality of care for patients and delivering better value care are often two sides of the same coin. Blog Health in a global city is local: how diversity and deprivation affect health How does living in diverse, deprived inner cities affect our experience of health and what does this mean for services? David Buck looks at the work one charity is doing to answer this question. 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 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 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 Housing and health: STPs, White Papers and beyond Has the role of housing been given adequate consideration in sustainability and transformation plans? David Buck argues the importance of delivering health and housing services and developing policy together. Blog The conundrum of children’s and young people’s health: time to address it David Buck looks at the seemingly paradoxical trends in children and young people's health and wellbeing, and argues that it's time for policy-makers to start responding. Blog Mid Staffordshire: a hospital that lost its way Stephen Moss, Chair of Mid Staffordshire, spoke at our conference this week about the lessons he had learnt from the 'story of a hospital that lost its way'. Blog Should clinicians be responsible for the population as well as individuals? Do clinicians have a responsibility to the health of the population as well as to individuals? Anna Dixon argues that GPs need to focus on public health issues. Blog Questions to ask about the public health White Paper Anna Dixon considers the key questions to ask as the coalition government publishes its public health White Paper. Blog Public health: why GPs need to see the full picture Public health needs to move out of the lecture hall and into the living room, according to Anne Milton MP. But what role should GPs be playing in public health? Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.