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 General practice Hospital care Mental health New models of care Public health 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 Health inequalities Housing Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Technology and data Policy, finance and performance Access to care Commissioning and contracting Devolution 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 Blog Premature discharge: is going home early really a Christmas gift? David Maguire discusses the issues surrounding premature discharge or people leaving hospital too soon and the effect this may have on re-admission rates. Blog Clinical leaders need to bring their experience to service re-design Anna Moore reflects on how medical leaders can help to develop new models of care and integrate services around the needs of patients. 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 Using patient feedback to drive improvement Joni Jabbal looks at what enables NHS acute trusts to take data from inpatient surveys, understand it, work with it, and use it to improve patient experience overall. Blog NHS vanguards: redesigning the aeroplane in flight Will vanguards be able to make significant changes to the configuration of local health and care systems, while sustaining existing services in a difficult environment, with limited spare cash and growing service pressures? Blog Do the public still trust doctors and nurses? Do the public still trust doctors and nurses to deliver high-quality care and put patients, interests first, or could high-profile failings and inspection results have contributed to a change in public opinion? 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 Allied health professionals are critical to new models of care David Oliver considers the role allied health professionals will have in meeting the challenges facing our health and social care systems and in delivering the new care models outlines in the NHS five year forward view. Blog Sharing experience with aspiring medical leaders In the first of a series of guest blogs on clinical leadership, Jonathan Fielden shares some insight into his personal philosophy and on his approach to medical leadership - and life. Blog System leaders and patient leaders: learning from a new relationship What does a positive and effective patient leader/system leader relationship look like, how does it develop and what makes it work? David Sgorbati looks at what we can learn from how these relationships form. Blog What not to do to stay in budget With the NHS overspend running at £1.62 billion for the first half of the year, what are the options available to trusts struggling to stay in budget? Blog District councils: time to waken the sleeping giants of public health? David Buck on district councils and why their role in improving the health of their citizens is less well known and recognised than it should be. 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. Library blog Exploring our archive For annual Explore Your Archive week, Kirsty Morrison looks back at the rich history of The King's Fund and its unique archive collection. Blog NHS sustainability: there aren’t always more fish in the sea The NHS needs to effectively manage its common resources more money and greater efficiency won't be enough. 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? Blog Transforming mental health services – at what cost? Helen Gilburt asks is it time for an honest conversation about the impact of cost-saving measures on the quality of care in mental health services? Blog Delayed transfers of care: join the queue Delayed transfers of care, where patients are ready to return home or transfer to another form of care but still occupy a hospital bed, are a hot topic of discussion right now. So what does the latest data tell us? Blog Social care: a future we don’t yet know Ahead of the Spending Review, Richard Humphries and John Appleby look at the data to examine the likely fall in social care spending. Blog Does the NHS need more ratings? Last week, Jeremy Hunt announced the government's plans to introduce Ofsted-style ratings for CCGs, to help fill what he called the transparency gap in the NHS. But are more ratings really what the NHS needs? 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