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 General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions Maternity services Mental health New models of care (-) Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Accountable care (-) Clinical commissioning groups (-) Clinical leadership Health and wellbeing boards Integrated care Local service design Quality improvement System leadership Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Children and young people Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Technology and data Policy, finance and performance Commissioning and contracting Devolution Governance and regulation (-) Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2009 2010 (-) 2011 (-) 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Blog Clinical commissioning groups: what do we know so far? In the past few days, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have come several steps closer to taking control of £65 billion of NHS spending. Blog The passing of the Public Health Sub-Committee: mourning a missed opportunity The government has announced that the Public Health Sub-Committee is being done away with. But did it have the potential to challenge the rest of Whitehall on the public health impacts of their policies? Blog It’s time to think differently Time to Think Differently is our new programme of work aimed at stimulating debate about the changes needed for the NHS and social care to meet the challenges of the future. 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 Making the difference on public health and inequalities: what do the public think? David Buck looks at what the Olympics can teach us about the public's attitude to the government's involvement in public health issues. Blog Improving the health of the poorest, fastest How do unhealthy behaviours cluster together in different population groups, and how does that in turn relate to inequalities in health? Blog Going for gold: what are the chances of an Olympic health legacy? David Buck looks at the long-term legacy the Games could leave around increasing the population’s health outcomes and physical fitness. Blog How do the Commissioning Outcomes Framework indicators measure up? From 2013 we will hear a lot more about the Commissioning Outcomes Framework, which will be used to assess the performance of clinical commissioning groups. Blog CCGs and PCTs - not so different after all? There will be important differences between CCGs and PCTs. But in terms of the population size they cover, are they looking increasingly similar? Blog Evolution or revolution: the story behind the Health and Social Care Act 2012 Following Nicholas Timmins's book on the story of NHS reform, Anna Dixon looks at the events that led to the Act reaching the statute book. Blog Who gets how much of the public health budget? David Buck looks at how public health funding allocations will be decided with the help of the Advisory Council of Resource Allocation (ACRA). 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 Commissioning support units: is externalisation the right way to go? Chris Naylor looks at what the future shape of support arrangements for clinical commissioning groups will look like. Blog Do local voluntary organisations hold the key to improving health outcomes? Lisa Weaks argues that it is often small community-based charities' understanding of local need and how they work across services that allows them to be so effective. Blog Engaging leadership: hope for the future lies with a new breed of doctors As doctors are expected to play increasing roles in commissioning and delivery, it is vital they are prepared for their increased responsibilities early on. Blog The Health and Social Care Act: what next for the NHS? How does the Health and Social Care Act differ from Lansley's original plans? And what challenges will the NHS face now as the Act is implemented? Blog Should GPs be given statutory commissioning roles? Many aspects of the NHS reforms have given rise to debate, but one of the most controversial has been whether GPs should have responsibility for commissioning. Blog London health care: perspectives from the board Visiting Fellow, Claire Perry gives us an insight into her previous roles in the NHS and examines the issues surrounding health care in London. Blog Who gets what gets tricky: allocating public health resources to local authorities With huge varieties in spending across the country, David Buck considers the role ACRA must play in distributing budgets for public health. Blog Do we need national outcomes strategies? The variability in the quality of neurological services is clear. Catherine Foot asks if national strategies solve the problem. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.