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 Is the purchaser–provider split dying? Is the purchaser provider split dead? No. Is it dying? Quite possibly, says Nicholas Timmins. Library blog Patient involvement and empowerment Kirsty Morrison look through our digital archive to explore the Fund's work on patient involvement. Blog Engaging clinicians: keeping the bright sparks burning Vijaya Nath looks at one of the challenges facing NHS leaders, how to get the workforce, particularly clinicians, working in new ways more closely aligned to the changing nature of care. Blog Paid for by the NHS, treated privately John Appleby looks at how much non-NHS providers contribute to NHS care. Blog Never a better time to make integrated care happen Richard Humphries looks at the options for CCGs and local authorities to work together to deliver integrated commissioning of health and social care services. Blog To be, or not to be, a clinical director... but is that the question? For the true potential of clinical directors to be realised, we need to think about the role differently, says Matthew Rice. Blog Co-commissioning: a new relationship between GPs and their CCG Co-commissioning has arrived. Today 64 CCGs take on fully delegated responsibility for commissioning general practice, while 87 CCGs take on joint commissioning responsibilities working with NHS England. Blog The vital signs of patient care What is health care like for the 15 million people living with long-term conditions in England? Today 10 leading patient charities (known collectively as The Richmond Group) are publishing their assessment of the state of health care from the perspective of the people they represent. Blog Tearing up the NHS competition rule book Our briefing on procurement and competition law attempts something rare in the current debate: a purely technical discussion of whether an incoming government could dismantle the current rules given the relationships between UK and EU law. Blog The case for professionalising and validating medical leadership One of the priorities of our medical leadership work is to support those attracted to medical leadership and management. One way of encouraging medical leaders is to give them the same professional status that the medical profession gives to education, training and clinical practice. Blog A new relationship with patients and communities? There are welcome signs that policy-makers and NHS leaders are becoming more open to exploring how health professionals could work more collaboratively with patients as leaders. Blog Implementing the NHS five year forward view: let’s not forget engaging patients and communities ‘Implementing the Forward View’ is often synonymous with ‘establishing multispecialty community providers and primary and acute care systems’. But this risks leaving behind the more radical chapter of the Forward View – chapter two, on engaging patients and communities. Blog The best of times, the worst of times: a personal view from the CCG front line What are some the challenges currently facing CCGs? John Richards, Chief Officer of NHS Southampton City CCG, shares his thoughts. 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 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 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.