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 Cancer services Community services Emergency care (-) End-of-life care General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions (-) Maternity services Mental health (-) New models of care Public health Sexual health care 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 Carers Children and young people Health inequalities (-) Housing Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Population health Public opinion Technology and data Volunteers Policy, finance and performance Access to care Better Care Fund Brexit Commissioning and contracting General election 2019 Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances NHS five year forward view NHS long-term plan Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 (-) 2016 2017 2018 (-) 2019 2020 Blog Digital-first primary care: helpful disruptor or unnecessary disruption? Beccy Baird considers the pros and cons of digital-first primary care and argues that digitally enabled approaches to improving access must be woven into a holistic model of general practice. Blog The NHS long-term plan: five things you need to know The NHS long-term plan has been launched and long it indeed is, in every sense of the word, clocking in at a weighty 120 pages. Here’s my take on the top five things you need to know. Blog How are the new care model vanguards working to improve outcomes? Professor Don Berwick was appointed to support the new care model vanguards to learn from international best practice. Here, he assesses the progress the vanguards have made to date and considers how to share the lessons learnt. Blog Two years on from the Forward View, is there hope for sustainability and transformation in the NHS? Tom Buckley considers key policy changes in the two years since the publication of the NHS five year forward view, looking at the progress made and the challenges that lie ahead. Blog Marginal gains secured by new care models offer a glimpse of the future Chris Ham reflects on our work with vanguard sites in the new care models programme, in partnership with NHS England and other national bodies, to improve and transform care. Blog Overcoming the challenges to improve health and wellbeing in care homes David Oliver considers the role of care homes in the social care sector, and the challenges that need to be tackled while seeking to improve the health and wellbeing of care home residents. Blog Reuniting care As we publish our report on emerging innovations in governance and organisational form for new care models, Ben Collins considers the options for local health care providers looking to collaborate in integrated local systems. Blog Listening to feedback in maternity services As local areas prepare to take forward the recommendations of the national maternity review, Lillie Wenzel considers the role of user feedback in driving improvements in maternity services. Blog Housing and health: ships that pass in the night? David Buck reflects on work carried out with the New NHS Alliance to promote closer working between the health and housing sectors. Blog End-of-life care: getting it right for more people, more of the time David Oliver considers some of the positive steps being made towards improving end-of-life care. Blog Three versions of the NHS As health care leaders gather this week for the NHS Confederation annual conference, Chris Ham reflects on different versions of the NHS and how these can be combined to secure a sustainable future for the health service. Blog Integrating housing, health and care Joni Jabbal considers the potential of the housing and health sectors working together to improve population health. Blog Action to tackle the growing crisis in health and social care is essential for a sustainable future Chris Ham outlines the proposals set out in our new agenda for action to tackle the growing crisis in health and social care. Blog NHS vanguards – one year on A year on from the identification of 29 vanguard sites for the NHS's new care models programme, Chris Ham reflects on the progress so far. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.