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 General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions 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 Volunteers Policy, finance and performance Access to care Better Care Fund Brexit (-) Commissioning and contracting Devolution General election 2017 General election 2019 Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances NHS five year forward view NHS long-term plan Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 (-) 2015 2016 (-) 2017 2018 (-) 2019 Blog Tackling 'imposter syndrome': working with third sector leaders David Naylor reflects on ‘imposter syndrome’ and considers its impact on third sector leaders and beyond. Blog Saving lives, supporting communities: The role of volunteers in ambulance services Volunteers are involved in providing vital frontline care and support to ambulance services. Helen Gilburt explains how these roles are developing and diversifying to meet the wider needs of the NHS as a whole. Blog Commissioning is dead, long live commissioning With collaboration and integrated care central to the long-term plan for the NHS, Ruth Robertson considers what the future holds for commissioning and commissioners. Blog Is it possible to use the digitisation of the NHS to reach the furthest first? The health and care system has historically been reliant on paper for sharing information about patients. Digitisation is inevitably changing that, but what impact does that have on those who are marginalised? Blog Surviving and thriving as a small health and wellbeing charity Natasha Thomas, Chief Executive of GSK IMPACT Award-winning charity Health Action Local Engagement, reflects on what she has learnt as a charity leader over the past 14 years. 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 The future of NHS commissioning: no map or clear destination Ruth Robertson asks how CCGs will be affected as accountable care organisations/systems and sustainability and transformation plans/partnerships are layered on top of an already complex NHS landscape? Blog GSK IMPACT awards – defining the boundaries between good and excellent Helen Gilburt considers what it is that makes GSK IMPACT Award-winning charities stand out from the crowd. Blog Commissioning: barking up the wrong tree? Faith in the purchaser/provider split as a key driver for reform is fast dissolving, argues Nick Timmins. 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 Is the purchaser–provider split dying? Is the purchaser provider split dead? No. Is it dying? Quite possibly, says Nicholas Timmins. Blog Is it time to look at the third sector afresh? Let the third sector be round the table when plans for communities are being shaped, says our guest blogger Sarah Swindley, Chief Executive of Lancashire Women’s Centres. Blog Paid for by the NHS, treated privately John Appleby looks at how much non-NHS providers contribute to NHS care. Blog Never a better time to make integrated care happen Richard Humphries looks at the options for CCGs and local authorities to work together to deliver integrated commissioning of health and social care services. Blog Improving mental health: recognising the vital role of charities There is a long way to go before mental health achieves ‘parity of esteem’ with physical health, and the voluntary and community sector is key to helping address this challenge. Blog Co-commissioning: a new relationship between GPs and their CCG Co-commissioning has arrived. Today 64 CCGs take on fully delegated responsibility for commissioning general practice, while 87 CCGs take on joint commissioning responsibilities working with NHS England. Blog Tearing up the NHS competition rule book Our briefing on procurement and competition law attempts something rare in the current debate: a purely technical discussion of whether an incoming government could dismantle the current rules given the relationships between UK and EU law. Blog Implementing the NHS five year forward view: let’s not forget engaging patients and communities ‘Implementing the Forward View’ is often synonymous with ‘establishing multispecialty community providers and primary and acute care systems’. But this risks leaving behind the more radical chapter of the Forward View – chapter two, on engaging patients and communities. Blog The best of times, the worst of times: a personal view from the CCG front line What are some the challenges currently facing CCGs? John Richards, Chief Officer of NHS Southampton City CCG, shares his thoughts. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.