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 (-) General practice Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Equality and diversity Local service design Workforce and skills (-) Patients, people and society Health inequalities Older people Population health Policy, finance and performance General election 2019 Performance Social care finances Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 (-) 2020 Blog What can we learn from the updated GP contract? After an intense debate between NHS England and the BMA, an updated GP contract has finally been agreed. Richard Murray outlines four reasons why the contract marks a significant moment for health and care in general as well as general practice. Blog How can health and care services better support people who sleep rough? People who sleep rough experience significantly worse health outcomes than the general population and face barriers to accessing services. Julia Cream reflects on her visit to Street Health, a project successfully reaching and supporting people sleeping rough in Mansfield. Blog Social care services: funding cuts are biting hard There is nothing to smile about in new statistics showing more people request social care support but fewer get it. Blog Looking ahead to 2020 Richard Murray outlines what to look out for in the coming year, from early announcements on workforce and funding, to longer-term ambitions for integration and culture change. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.