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 End-of-life care (-) General practice (-) Leadership, systems and organisations Clinical leadership Integrated care Local service design Quality improvement Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Patient experience (-) Patient involvement Technology and data Policy, finance and performance (-) Commissioning and contracting (-) Governance and regulation NHS finances Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2008 (-) 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Blog Spending for improvement: how would you pitch? If you were a chief executive in the NHS deciding how to improve quality and reduce costs, what type of leadership improvement would you choose? Blog Let's think differently about workforce planning The focus in workforce planning needs to be on developing a flexible approach that doesn't seek long-term precision but can enable the workforce to evolve and adapt. Blog Putting the individual at the centre of clinical leadership What does the individual need in order to grow, develop, learn and ultimately make an impact across the wider system? Blog Who wants to talk about it? The future delivery of end-of-life care Health professionals must be able to talk openly about death and dying if end-of-life care in England is to improve, says Rachael Addicott. Blog Clinical leadership in a cold climate Richard Giordano discusses the leadership role that clinical and medical directors will play during the cold resource climate ahead. Blog Is the time now right to integrate health and social care? Integrating the commissiong health and social care should drive new means of delivery that reflect the needs of those using services rather than those who provide them. Blog Spotlight on the regulators at Lib Dem party conference Faced with the squeeze on public spending it seems no politician is willing to suggest cuts in frontline staff, so it's quangos and regulators that get their focus. Blog A healthy debate? The US and English health systems Ruth Thorlby considers the differences between the English and the American health system, as the NHS is used in the political debate over health reform in the US. Blog Are we ready for change? This week The King's Fund and the Institute of Fiscal Studies has published its analysis of the likely economic environment for the NHS over the next decade. Blog Making markets work for patients: are commissioners up for it? John Appleby considers whether we really understand how complex and difficult managing a market for commissioning in the NHS is going to be. Blog NHS Management: time for transparency at the top Another month, another resignation. Karen Lynas reflects that the many departures of senior management in the NHS has made it a topic of debate. Blog PROMs: counting what matters most to patients The introduction of patient-reported outcome measures has the potential to transform health care. But NHS leaders must move quickly to engage staff and patients. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.