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 Community services Emergency care General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions Maternity services Mental health New models of care (-) Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Clinical commissioning groups Clinical leadership Integrated care Local service design Quality improvement Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Older people Patient experience Patient involvement (-) Patient safety Technology and data Policy, finance and performance Commissioning and contracting Devolution (-) Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances Performance Productivity (-) Social care finances Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 (-) 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Blog The passing of the Public Health Sub-Committee: mourning a missed opportunity The government has announced that the Public Health Sub-Committee is being done away with. But did it have the potential to challenge the rest of Whitehall on the public health impacts of their policies? Blog It’s time to think differently Time to Think Differently is our new programme of work aimed at stimulating debate about the changes needed for the NHS and social care to meet the challenges of the future. Blog First do no harm: lessons from service reconfiguration in London What can we learn from service redesign in London? Chris Ham reflects on themes from our conference on progressing health care in the capital. Blog Balancing liberation with accountability? Anna Dixon looks at the difficulties in setting objectives for the NHS and at how the NHS Commissioning Board can be effectively held accountable for £80 billion of public money. Blog Making the difference on public health and inequalities: what do the public think? David Buck looks at what the Olympics can teach us about the public's attitude to the government's involvement in public health issues. Blog Improving the health of the poorest, fastest How do unhealthy behaviours cluster together in different population groups, and how does that in turn relate to inequalities in health? Blog Going for gold: what are the chances of an Olympic health legacy? David Buck looks at the long-term legacy the Games could leave around increasing the population’s health outcomes and physical fitness. Blog Who gets how much of the public health budget? David Buck looks at how public health funding allocations will be decided with the help of the Advisory Council of Resource Allocation (ACRA). Blog Dithering on Dilnot? Despite the coalition's pledge in its programme for government that it recognised the urgency of reform, almost a year has elapsed since Dilnot reported. 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 Why we need a national framework for patient experience Jocelyn Cornwell considers why we need a national framework for patient experience, and why it's so important that we have one now. Blog Tackling financial failure: how will the proposed legislation work out in practice? While opposition to the Bill has got louder, there has been relatively little debate about the new powers for Monitor and what they will mean in practice. Blog Who gets what gets tricky: allocating public health resources to local authorities With huge varieties in spending across the country, David Buck considers the role ACRA must play in distributing budgets for public health. 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 Learning from devolution: looking across the border on alcohol policy David Buck asks whether the government should be looking towards Scotland and considering minimum pricing on alcohol. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.