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 End-of-life care General practice Leadership, systems and organisations Clinical leadership Integrated care (-) Local service design Quality improvement Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Patient experience Patient involvement (-) Technology and data Policy, finance and performance 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 The Dr Foster data debate Anna Dixon comments on the recent controversy stirred up by the publication of Dr Foster's latest mortality figures. Blog Quality in a cold climate: the opportunities Listen to Mark Jennings' presentation, where he argued that care can only be judged to be high quality if it is also delivered efficiently. Blog The end of the beginning: the social care reform paper Richard Humphries discusses social care reform, as the consultation on Shaping the Future of Care and Support draws to a close. Blog Clinical leadership in a cold climate Richard Giordano discusses the leadership role that clinical and medical directors will play during the cold resource climate ahead. Blog Is the time now right to integrate health and social care? Integrating the commissiong health and social care should drive new means of delivery that reflect the needs of those using services rather than those who provide them. Blog How can trusts measure quality well? Measuring quality was put at the forefront of quality improvement by the NHS Next Stage Review. But we need to get better at thinking about why and how we use it. 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 Quality at a lower cost: making it happen Much of the health care improvement over the past decade has been characterised by high levels of investment - how will the NHS cope with the new financial challenge? Blog A healthy debate? The US and English health systems Ruth Thorlby considers the differences between the English and the American health system, as the NHS is used in the political debate over health reform in the US. 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.