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 End-of-life care General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Clinical leadership Integrated care Local service design Quality improvement Voluntary and community sector (-) Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Carers Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Technology and data Policy, finance and performance Access to care Commissioning and contracting (-) 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 Blog Social care and the Spending Review: know your place As the dust settles after the Spending Review, the coalition government's determination to shift power away from central government is becoming clearer. Blog The White Paper challenge for GPs: plugging the knowledge and skills gaps As the election campaign ratchets up a gear prospective MPs are vying for our votes and using local service changes and promises to save hospitals as currency. Blog Helping the voluntary sector plug the service gap The spending cuts announced last week left the health care budget intact, but there were no such promises for social care. What is the impact on wellbeing? Blog Word clouds of new government's health and social care statements John Appleby compares the words found in the coalition government's health and social care policy statements and then in the Health Bill itself with our wordle. 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 Commissioning IMPACT with third sector providers Last week's GSK IMPACT awards showcased the very best in third sector provision of health and social care services. (Blog, Mark Jennings, 4 May 2010) Blog Who should own the NHS? Over the past few months, there has been increasing talk about concepts such as 'employee ownership'. But would the 'John Lewis model' work for the NHS? Blog Dividing lines drawn as health debate heats up So far, health has been the dog that hasn't barked during the election campaign. So what light did a health hustings shed on the three main parties' health reform plans? Blog Party pledges for future NHS funding We know money for the NHS over the next few years is going to be tight, but what are the three main political parties' pledges on funding? Blog The leaders' debate: have we heard it all before? As the dust settles after the first of the leaders' debates, did it tell us any more about the parties' approach to health? 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 Difficult choices on health as the election campaigns kick off Today the general election campaign began in earnest, with a strong suggestion that health and social care will be key issues for the three main parties. 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 Tough call on social care costs Could the impending general election be the first where social care is a key campaigning issue? Don't expect cross-party consensus yet, warns Richard Humphries. 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. Blog We can't go on like this The impression given that 'free care' of the elderly can be achieved without costs or trade-offs is not a solid foundation on which to build the reform of care. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.