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 Cancer services Community services Emergency care End-of-life care General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions Maternity services 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 Carers 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 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Blog Improving the nation’s health: striking the right balance between national and local Sally Warren reflects on the findings of the Health Devolution Commission, which considered the role of ‘health in all policies’ and the balance between local and national action. 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 Shedding light on service design involving patients and the public Rich Stockley explains how good patient and public involvement requires a robust and well-designed research process, and not just hoping for the elusive ‘lightbulb moment’. Blog Using technology to build a partnership of trust with patients Chris Ham explores how technology can enable positive clinician-patient relationships and support patients to take an active role in their health and wellbeing. Blog How can the NHS work effectively with patients and the public? In a guest blog for our NHS and the public project, Ceinwen Giles asks what patient involvement could mean for the NHS. Blog The compact between the public and the NHS Chris Ham explores how the public's expectations of and obligations towards the NHS have changed over time. Blog Devo-London: free at last? London’s devolution deal is the result of years of effort and negotiation. Chris Naylor looks at the opportunities it presents for improving health and care services – and the opportunities it may have missed. Blog Bottom up, top down, middle out: transforming health and care in Greater Manchester Local care organisations in Greater Manchester are working to improve health and care services for their local populations. Anna Charles shares reflections from a learning network of LCO leaders. Blog Great expectations: the changing nature of the public’s relationship with the NHS What are the biggest issues and priorities for the NHS, and what do people expect from our health care system in the 21st century? As we start a new research project, Beth Adams reflects on the insights we’ve had so far. Blog Listening to patients, carers, staff and communities... do we care enough? Durka Dougall challenges NHS leaders to work more closely with patients, carers and staff in order to understand what's important to them and make the tough decisions together. 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 Taking back control: Integrated Personal Commissioning Patrick Hall asks whether personalised care planning and budgets could improve the experiences of people with complex needs, achieve better outcomes and make better use of limited resources. Blog Involving patients and the public in developing STPs With recent discussion around the lack of patient and public involvement in the development of STPs so far, Mark Doughty considers how this can be addressed moving forward. Blog Co-production: an inconvenient truth? Jane McGrath of community interest company West London Collaborative sets out what distinguishes true co-production from patient involvement. Blog A new and powerful relationship with patients Marcus Powell considers how, in a digital world, patients can embrace the opportunity to become partners and share in the decision-making that affects their care. Blog Challenging traditional relationships and embracing shared decision-making After a busy few days at NHS Confederation conference, Marcus Powell reflects on how the health service can build a new relationship with patients. Blog Three challenges for clinical leaders in 2016 With January now having drawn to a close, Vijaya Nath takes the opportunity to review the challenges for clinical leaders in the year ahead. 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 Devolution – silver bullet or Swiss cheese? Health has found itself caught up in government's latest big idea. But what does devolution really mean for the NHS? Library blog Patient involvement and empowerment Kirsty Morrison look through our digital archive to explore the Fund's work on patient involvement. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.