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 End-of-life care General practice Hospital care Mental health New models of care Public health (-) Leadership, systems and organisations 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 2020 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 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 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 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 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 Recognising the experience of BME staff: a reason to hope for better While there is still much more to do to achieve equality for those from diverse backgrounds who aspire to leadership roles in health and care, there is reason for hope, says Vijaya Nath. Blog The story of us: our relationship with patients, service users and the public Becky Seale shares the story of The King's Fund's new and still emerging relationship with patients, service users and citizens, how it has developed so far and where it might go in the future. Blog Are we supporting or sacrificing NHS staff? With financial pressures at unmanageable levels, increasing demands and great uncertainty, staff are exposed to the violence of a perfect and continuous storm. Blog Building healthier accountable communities Nicola Walsh reflects on three important messages that emerged from our 2015 integrated care summit. Blog Simon Stevens' vision for the NHS: welcome but challenging to deliver In his keynote address at our annual integrated care summit, Simon Stevens gave what was arguably his most important speech since he took up post. His speech contained three big messages. Blog How can the performance of local health systems be assessed? Chris Ham reflects on the findings of our review for the Department of Health, which recommends radical simplification and better alignment of existing frameworks for assessing performance in the NHS. Blog Moving from integrated care to integrated population health systems While integrating care services is part of the journey to a transformed health system, it is not the destination. Efforts to integrate care have rarely encompassed the broader health of local populations and the impact of the wider determinants of health. Blog Should we be worried about CCG conflicts of interest? Are conflicts of interest affecting the services patients receive? Or is this inherent feature of clinical commissioning being managed appropriately through common-sense decision-making? Blog NHS mergers: putting all our baskets into one egg? What can be done to improve the quality of decision-making on NHS mergers, and can the tide of unsuccessful mergers be stemmed? Blog Is the purchaser–provider split dying? Is the purchaser provider split dead? No. Is it dying? Quite possibly, says Nicholas Timmins. Blog Local Healthwatch: progress, promise and power The coalition government outlined a framework for a network of local Healthwatch organisations, with the aim of creating a credible, representative and influential public voice in the system. So how have these organisations been developing? Library blog Patient involvement and empowerment Kirsty Morrison look through our digital archive to explore the Fund's work on patient involvement. 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