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 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 Clinical commissioning groups Clinical leadership Equality and diversity Health and wellbeing boards 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 Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances NHS five year forward view (-) Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 (-) 2013 2014 (-) 2015 2016 (-) 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Blog A productive workplace is built on teamwork and a shared vision In a guest blog, Jane Collins looks at how managers and clinicians can work together better to improve productivity and reduce waste. 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. 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 Clinical leadership – moving from good will to good practice Durka Dougall looks at the areas in which clinical leadership can make a difference as the health and care system evolves, suggesting that a more strategic and comprehensive approach is needed to meet modern-day needs. 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 Falling number of nurses in the NHS paints a worrying picture Richard Murray considers the falling number of nurses and health visitors in the NHS. 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 When it comes to public sector pay, caveat emptor Siva Anandaciva suggests that while ending the public sector pay cap may mean a fairer wage for NHS staff, it won’t be enough on its own to solve the health sector’s workforce challenges. Blog Why we shouldn't panic about nursing students... yet With a shortage of qualified nurses in England already a cause for concern, David Maguire considers whether the decision to scrap the NHS bursary scheme is likely to exacerbate the problem. Blog Realising the potential of allied health professions In this guest blog, speech and language therapist Joanne Fillingham makes the case for a stronger leadership role for allied health professionals (AHPs). 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 NHS standards and performance: is prioritisation the answer we’ve been looking for? James Thompson asks whether a combination of increased funding, incentives and pressure from the centre will be enough to get A&E waiting time targets back on track. Blog Shifting attention to acute medical wards would benefit staff and patients David Oliver explains why we should focus on issues at the NHS front line. Giving more time and thought to the experience of acutely ill medical patients would bring benefits to the entire health system. Blog (Elective) hips don't lie: Data reveals pressures on hip replacement services How have elective hip replacement services been affected by wider financial pressures in the NHS? James Thompson looks at what the data shows. Blog NHS sustainability and the public: a little more conversation Does the NHS need more money? Where should the money come from? Harry Evans looks at public attitudes toward NHS funding. Blog If the NHS is in crisis, why is public satisfaction so high? Ruth Robertson looks at the results from the British Social Attitudes survey and explores why public satisfaction is so high despite the current pressures on the health and care system. 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 The impact of NHS financial pressures – a mixed picture We know that financial and operational pressures in the NHS can affect patient care in a number of ways, but how and why does the impact vary across different service areas? Blog An NHS winter that never seems to end? Siva Anandaciva argues that A&E performance may not bounce back as quickly as expected when winter recedes. Blog Elective treatment on the back-burner? Financial and operational pressures in the NHS are having a significant impact on elective treatment; the 18-week waiting time standard will not be met in any month during the current financial year. James Thompson analyses the latest data and the tough choices ahead for the NHS. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.