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 Public health Mental health General practice Adult social care Community services Emergency care End-of-life care Hospital care Long-term conditions Maternity services Sexual health care New models of care Cancer services (-) Leadership, systems and organisations Integrated care Local service design Accountable care Clinical leadership Equality and diversity Health and wellbeing boards Clinical commissioning groups Workforce and skills Voluntary and community sector System leadership Sustainability and transformation plans Quality improvement Patient leadership Patients, people and society Patient experience Technology and data Volunteers Patient safety Patient involvement Older people Housing Health inequalities Children and young people Carers Public opinion Policy, finance and performance Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation NHS finances Health and Social Care Act 2012 Better Care Fund Social care finances Performance Productivity NHS five year forward view Devolution Brexit Access to care General election 2017 Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Blog A progress report on integrated care systems Catch up on progress being made in integrated care systems around the country. Chris Ham covers the latest developments. Blog Closing the gap on BME representation in NHS leadership: not rocket science Mandip Randhawa explores how to address inequality experienced by staff from a black and minority ethnic background in the NHS. Blog Clinical salesmanship and better information: making the most of digital technology in the NHS David Maguire shares some early findings from our upcoming report on managing digital change in health and social care. Blog Achieving a balance between quality, access and money Focusing on just one of these priorities can seem more straightforward, but that is not the reality of life for NHS leaders and is not the right approach, says Matthew Kershaw. Blog It’s not about the money: staff engagement comes first Michael West explores the link between staff engagement, high-quality care and financial performance. Blog Is transformation in the NHS really transformational? Mandip Randhawa considers whether the NHS has the tools for effective change. Blog Social care needs political support and better workforce planning Alex Baylis calls for a more strategic approach to developing the social care workforce. Blog Five ways to improve junior doctor morale With dissatisfaction among junior doctors reaching unprecedented levels, Bilal Sahib suggests five ways of improving morale that can be implemented locally. Blog Nursing student numbers: should we panic yet? David Maguire asks whether withdrawing the bursary for student nursing has resulted in more trainee nurses. Blog Transforming general practice through volunteering In a guest blog to accompany our volunteering report, Kay Keane shares her experience of developing a community-centred general practice approach through building a community of volunteers. Blog What does the future hold for integrated care systems? What does the change from accountable care systems to integrated care systems mean? Chris Ham draws on the Fund’s work to clarify what is happening. Blog Not to be sniffed at: flu vaccination for NHS staff What more could the NHS do to improve flu vaccination uptake among staff? Bilal Sahib looks at the options. Blog Making the most of our assets: the time has come to realise the full potential of community services In the context of the current unprecedented pressures on the NHS, it is now more important than ever that everyone involved in the health and care system pays proper attention to community services and all they have to offer. Blog Addressing the emotional realities of the job: compassionate care for the NHS workforce Shilpa Ross and Laura Bennett consider whether organisation-wide forums are helping health care staff to address the emotional impact of their work. Blog How can the NHS tap into innovations from the front line? Neil Guha considers how we can encourage a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in the NHS so it is perceived as a critical component of how we function rather than an optional extra. Blog Black alerts: for emergencies only? Matthew Kershaw considers whether the frequency of black alerts this winter is putting staff and patients under unsustainable pressure. Blog NHS England should work with local leaders and clinicians to explain accountable care NHS England’s plans aim to create opportunities to improve care, not to privatise the NHS by stealth, argues Chris Ham. Blog Enhancing health in care homes: system leadership in action Building relationships is central to the success of work under way to enhance health in care homes. Susie Perks-Baker looks at how respecting each other’s skills and knowledge can help. Blog Bottom up, top down, middle out: transforming health and care in Greater Manchester Local care organisations in Greater Manchester are working to improve health and care services for their local populations. Anna Charles shares reflections from a learning network of LCO leaders. Blog New care models point to a better future for patients and staff Is rising demand for hospital services inevitable? Chris Ham celebrates the work of new care models that are successfully bending the demand curve. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.