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 End-of-life care General practice Leadership, systems and organisations Clinical leadership Integrated care Local service design Quality improvement (-) Workforce and skills Patients, people and society (-) Patient experience Patient involvement (-) Technology and data Policy, finance and performance (-) Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation NHS finances Performance Productivity Social care finances Year (-) 2008 (-) 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Blog The Dr Foster data debate Anna Dixon comments on the recent controversy stirred up by the publication of Dr Foster's latest mortality figures. Blog Let's think differently about workforce planning The focus in workforce planning needs to be on developing a flexible approach that doesn't seek long-term precision but can enable the workforce to evolve and adapt. 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 Will payments linked to patient experience improve quality? Andy Burnham recently announced that hospital payments will be linked to patient experience at service level. Will this help to improve quality? 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 World class commissioning: a catalyst for change? As PCTs face formal judgement of their commissioning skills, The King's Fund offers its views on the new world class commissioning assurance system. Blog Making Darzi's vision a reality The NHS Next Stage Review outlines sensible measures to transform patient care, but Niall Dickson argues that real cultural change is needed in the health service. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.