Blog Comment and analysis on the key issues in health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: All blogs All blogs Blogs Library 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 (-) Sexual health care Leadership, systems and organisations (-) Clinical commissioning groups Clinical leadership Equality and diversity Health and wellbeing boards 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 Carers Children and young people Health inequalities (-) Housing Older people (-) Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Population health (-) Public opinion Technology and data Volunteers Policy, finance and performance (-) Access to care (-) Better Care Fund Brexit Commissioning and contracting Devolution General election 2017 General election 2019 (-) Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances NHS five year forward view (-) NHS long-term plan Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Blog Shielded voices: hearing from those most in need Charlotte Augst, Chief Executive of National Voices, and Dan Wellings, Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund, make the case for including communities using services in the Covid-19 response. Blog Learning from Grenfell: how can services better work with the communities they serve? As health and care services rapidly transform to tackle the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, Sally Warren considers the value of working with and within communities to drive change, drawing on the lessons learnt in the aftermath of the Grenfell tragedy. Blog Public satisfaction with the NHS rose sharply in 2019 – why? Dan Wellings and John Appleby consider how staff satisfaction, patient experience and recent funding announcements may have influenced public satisfaction with the NHS. Blog Learning the lessons from Grenfell: ‘our stories and our voice’ The Grenfell tragedy and its aftermath have revealed that public sector organisations do not always adequately serve local communities. In this guest blog, authors from Grenfell United reflect on the importance of sharing stories and real engagement at all levels to build trust and ensure meaningful support. Blog We know the public love the NHS, but do they think it is a good employer? Is the NHS a good place to work? With the NHS and its workforce emerging as a key battleground in the run up to the general election, Rachel Worsley of Ipsos MORI looks at the data on the public’s views on how the NHS performs as an employer. Blog Genomic medicine: a tool for population health? Genomic medicine has been hailed as the magic bullet for prevention, diagnosis and personalised treatment. But what can we really expect from this field? Cecilia Price looks at the impact of the 100,000 Genomes Project to better understand the future role of genomics in health and care. Blog The deteriorating state of the NHS estate Each year, NHS provider trusts survey their estate and estimate the costs of restoring buildings and equipment to mandatory standards. Today’s data for 2018/19 shows more investment is needed to tackle the rising backlog of maintenance issues. Blog Politicians should avoid the temptation of another NHS top-down re-organisation Following today’s Queen’s Speech and an election looming, Richard Murray warns that a major re-organisation of the NHS risks damaging a service that is already under strain. Blog Does the NHS really have a new strategic health infrastructure plan? Following the launch of the new health infrastructure plan, Siva Anandaciva considers the potential implications and limitations of this new funding. Blog Cancer or dementia: the social care system is unfair to people with either condition The often-made contrast between ‘free’ support for cancer and ‘means-tested’ support for dementia is not entirely accurate, says Simon Bottery. Blog Scrapping prescription charges: should it be a priority? Following Labour’s announcement that it will abolish prescription charges, Nicholas Timmins weighs up the costs and implications, and questions whether it should be considered a priority. Blog NHS admin: how does it affect patient experience? NHS administrative processes and staff have an important role to play in delivering care. But what happens when administration is poor? What impact can it have on patient experience? As we begin our new project on NHS administration, Lillie Wenzel shares the findings from our early work. Blog Social care funding reform: more haste, less speed Sally Warren explores whether the Prime Minister’s commitment to ‘fix the social care crisis’ will be more successful than attempts by previous administrations. Blog Primary care networks and mental health How will mental health fit into primary care networks? With primary care providing the majority of NHS mental health support, Beccy Baird and Andy Bell from the Centre for Mental Health look at the opportunities and challenges these networks will face in improving the mental as well as physical health of the communities they serve. Blog Meaningful measures of integration As the health and care system takes steps towards joining up care, what will successful integration look like, and how will it be measured? Dan Wellings considers why new measures are needed and the challenges for ensuring meaningful data is collected. Blog Primary care networks and community health services: further, faster! As primary care services come together under the new primary care networks, Richard Murray reviews progress to date and what’s next for general practice, from integration and workforce to technology and the estate. Library blog Better patient information, better patient outcomes: the role of health libraries As Health Information Week gets underway, Deena Mags explores how health libraries are helping patients and the public to be better informed, and some of the challenges around providing meaningful and informative information. Blog A new trend in elective hip surgery? After more than a decade of steady growth, the number of elective hip procedures is in decline. Deborah Ward and Lillie Wenzel unpack this surprising trend. Blog A two-way street: primary care networks and integrated care systems As primary care networks and integrated care systems develop, Anna Charles considers how their relationship might evolve to strengthen the voice of primary and community care and join up local services. Blog Saving lives, supporting communities: The role of volunteers in ambulance services Volunteers are involved in providing vital frontline care and support to ambulance services. Helen Gilburt explains how these roles are developing and diversifying to meet the wider needs of the NHS as a whole. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.