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 (-) Emergency care End-of-life care General practice Hospital care (-) Mental health Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Clinical leadership Equality and diversity Integrated care Local service design Quality improvement System leadership Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Health inequalities Patient experience Patient involvement Population health Technology and data Policy, finance and performance Access to care Brexit 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 Making decisions about social care requires tough choices Sally Warren delves into the history of political calculations in social care… and calls on the current government to be tough enough to make hard choices. Blog Reforming the Mental Health Act: The King’s Fund’s response Data, funding and workforce – if the government wants its proposed reforms to the MHA to create change these system-wide enablers are as important as individual changes to legislation. Helen Gilburt consider the issues. Blog Covid-19 one year on: how can the health and care system recover? As we reach the one-year anniversary of the start of lockdown in the United Kingdom, Richard Murray outlines how a whole-system response will best support staff and patients and help to tackle inequalities. Blog A tale of two Acts: the Mental Health Act, the Mental Capacity Act, and their interface Helen Gilburt shares her research into how mental health and social care professionals make decisions around whether to detain people with mental disorders under the Mental Health Act or the Mental Capacity Act – Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Her research uncovered a range of understandings and misunderstandings which impact on practice. Blog 2020: the health policy year in 12 charts The wheels of health policy turn quickly. So, as 2021 begins Siva Anandaciva looks back at the key health policy moments of 2020 to consider the challenges and opportunities that the year brought. Blog Spotlight on the regulators at Lib Dem party conference Faced with the squeeze on public spending it seems no politician is willing to suggest cuts in frontline staff, so it's quangos and regulators that get their focus. Blog Social care: time for a political consensus In his blog, Niall Dickson comments on the recently published social care Green Paper, 'Shaping the Future of Care Together'. 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. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.