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 Community services Emergency care General practice Hospital care (-) Mental health New models of care (-) Public health (-) Sexual health care Leadership, systems and organisations Clinical commissioning groups Clinical leadership Equality and diversity Integrated care Local service design Quality improvement Sustainability and transformation plans System leadership (-) Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Children and young people Health inequalities Housing Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Population health Public opinion Technology and data Policy, finance and performance Access to care Better Care Fund (-) Brexit Commissioning and contracting Devolution General election 2017 Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances NHS five year forward view Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 (-) 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Blog Uses of the Mental Health Act: is the data fit for purpose? How reliable is the data collected about detentions under the Mental Health Act? Veena Raleigh looks at the data quality issues and their implications. Blog Reducing inequalities in children and young people’s mental health With the publication of the government’s Green Paper on child and adolescent mental health, Jill Roberts looks at how it tackles the issues around inequalities. Blog Why have improvements in mortality slowed down? Veena Raleigh looks at the current debate around the slow-down in mortality improvements in England and Wales. Blog A reduction in new HIV diagnoses is no reason to reduce effort Alex Baylis calls for effective national and local leadership in HIV services, as new figures show a fall in new diagnoses in gay and bisexual men. Blog Surviving and thriving as a small health and wellbeing charity Natasha Thomas, Chief Executive of GSK IMPACT Award-winning charity Health Action Local Engagement, reflects on what she has learnt as a charity leader over the past 14 years. Blog What do child health indicators tell us? What do the recently published child health indicators tell us about how well children are doing? And how could the indicators inform a cross-sector strategy for children in England? Jill Roberts looks for answers. Blog GSK IMPACT awards – defining the boundaries between good and excellent Helen Gilburt considers what it is that makes GSK IMPACT Award-winning charities stand out from the crowd. Blog Tobacco, drugs and obesity: taking stock of recent policy David Buck explores the similarities and differences in the government’s approach to tobacco control, childhood obesity and drug strategy. Blog Getting serious about public mental health Chris Naylor considers whether public mental health is being prioritised in a world of thinly stretched public health budgets. Blog London and health: the best and worst of cities Chris Naylor examines how the capital compares with other English cities on selected health indicators, and asks what role cities should play in health improvement. Blog Reducing inequalities in health: towards a brave old world? David Buck looks at what recent research and data can tell us about progress on tackling health inequalities, and argues that when planning for the future we should look to the past. Blog Quality improvement in mental health: a commitment to long-term change Quality improvement is not a quick fix, and creating the type of cultural change needed to adapt an organisation's whole approach to quality does take time, says Shilpa Ross. Blog Chickens coming home to roost: local government public health budgets for 2017/18 With the central government grant falling, David Buck takes a look at local authorities' plans for public health spending in 2017/18. Blog Health and social care after the election: what issues still need attention? The political tumult of recent weeks seems to be subsiding and a second snap election appears less likely – for now. Leo Ewbank asks what the new political environment might mean for health and social care. Blog Cross party parity on mental health Helen Gilburt explores the prominence of mental health in the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat manifestos. Blog Health in a global city is local: how diversity and deprivation affect health How does living in diverse, deprived inner cities affect our experience of health and what does this mean for services? David Buck looks at the work one charity is doing to answer this question. Blog Get mental health right and we can get the whole system right Alongside the launch of our report on mental health and new models of care, Chris Naylor explores some of the benefits of investing in mental health. Blog Stronger leadership needed if HIV services are to evolve to meet changing needs Alex Baylis considers the future of HIV services in England against a backdrop of a fragmented system created by reforms. Blog HIV services: a view from the sharp end of policy decisions Guest author Jane Shepherd shares her personal experience of how decisions about health policy affect people living with HIV. Blog Assessing the credibility of election manifesto promises on health and social care Chris Ham sets out five tests for assessing the credibility of expected commitments on health and social care in the parties’ election manifestos. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.