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 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 2021 Blog System leaders and patient leaders: learning from a new relationship What does a positive and effective patient leader/system leader relationship look like, how does it develop and what makes it work? David Sgorbati looks at what we can learn from how these relationships form. Blog Is the purchaser–provider split dying? Is the purchaser provider split dead? No. Is it dying? Quite possibly, says Nicholas Timmins. Blog Is it time to look at the third sector afresh? Let the third sector be round the table when plans for communities are being shaped, says our guest blogger Sarah Swindley, Chief Executive of Lancashire Women’s Centres. Blog Local systems of care: one of the solutions to the challenges facing the NHS Chris Ham argues that providers need to work together to form local systems of care, with leadership provided by the most experienced managers and clinicians in the NHS. 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 Improving mental health: recognising the vital role of charities There is a long way to go before mental health achieves ‘parity of esteem’ with physical health, and the voluntary and community sector is key to helping address this challenge. 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 Conflict and collectivism: the challenges of working across boundaries in health care Intellectually, the idea of working across boundaries in health care makes good sense but in practice it is not just difficult to achieve – it requires us to confront possibly our greatest flaw as a species. 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 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. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.