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 Cancer services (-) Community services Emergency care End-of-life 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 Carers Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Population health 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 Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2008 2009 (-) 2010 2011 (-) 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 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 Transforming health and social care: can the chrysalis become a butterfly? Chris Ham argues that much bolder approach is needed to bring about innovative models of care that meet the population's needs. Blog What every CCG leader should know about mental health Chris Naylor asks what role CCGs can play to stop people with mental health losing out in the NHS. 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 Effective chronic care means recognising the importance of mental health As policy-makers focus on how integrated care can become a reality in the UK, integration of mental and physical health care should be a key part of the debate. Blog Conservative and Liberal Democrat health policy Venn diagram We pull together the health policies of the Conservative and Lib Dem manifestos pre-election, to see the how they could affect future health care policy. Blog What does a Tory-Liberal coalition mean for health? Yesterday's historic agreement means we have a Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government in power. But what will this mean for health care policy and the NHS? Blog The Conservative manifesto: something old, new, borrowed and blue If there's a sense of déjà vu about the health section of the Conservative manifesto, it's because it pretty much mirrors the draft version published in January. Blog New system of registration does not let boards off the hook After just a year, the Care Quality Commission has registered all 378 NHS trusts in England that provide health care services: no mean feat in such a short timescale. Blog Lib Dems aware of tough decisions ahead Norman Lamb kicked off the first of The King's Fund's election breakfast debates on 9 February 2010. Anna Dixon reports from the event. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.