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 Leadership, systems and organisations Accountable care Clinical commissioning groups Clinical leadership Integrated care Local service design Quality improvement Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Carers 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 Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2009 (-) 2010 2011 (-) 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Blog Health and social care at the party conferences: what does the mood music tell us? 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Blog The colour of money: Dilnot and the social care White Paper Richard Humphries discusses the government’s forthcoming social care White Paper and the final piece of the jigsaw – Andrew Dilnot’s report on how care is funded. Blog Are we expecting too much from the Care Quality Commission? A Public Accounts Committee report has highlighted the challenges the CQC has faced since it was set up. But are we expecting too much from a quality regulator? Blog Health Select Committee weighs in to debate on social care With the government's response to the Dilnot report on social care funding weeks away, will the HSC's new report set out a compelling case for social care change? Blog Social care and the Spending Review: know your place As the dust settles after the Spending Review, the coalition government's determination to shift power away from central government is becoming clearer. Blog Helping the voluntary sector plug the service gap The spending cuts announced last week left the health care budget intact, but there were no such promises for social care. What is the impact on wellbeing? Blog Word clouds of new government's health and social care statements John Appleby compares the words found in the coalition government's health and social care policy statements and then in the Health Bill itself with our wordle. Blog Commissioning IMPACT with third sector providers Last week's GSK IMPACT awards showcased the very best in third sector provision of health and social care services. (Blog, Mark Jennings, 4 May 2010) Blog Dividing lines drawn as health debate heats up So far, health has been the dog that hasn't barked during the election campaign. So what light did a health hustings shed on the three main parties' health reform plans? Blog Party pledges for future NHS funding We know money for the NHS over the next few years is going to be tight, but what are the three main political parties' pledges on funding? Blog The leaders' debate: have we heard it all before? As the dust settles after the first of the leaders' debates, did it tell us any more about the parties' approach to health? Blog Difficult choices on health as the election campaigns kick off Today the general election campaign began in earnest, with a strong suggestion that health and social care will be key issues for the three main parties. Blog Tough call on social care costs Could the impending general election be the first where social care is a key campaigning issue? Don't expect cross-party consensus yet, warns Richard Humphries. Blog We can't go on like this The impression given that 'free care' of the elderly can be achieved without costs or trade-offs is not a solid foundation on which to build the reform of care. 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