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 Long-term conditions Maternity services (-) Mental health New models of care Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Accountable care Clinical commissioning groups Clinical leadership (-) Integrated care Local service design Quality improvement Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society 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 Developing integrated care at scale and pace: time to make it happen Following a recent roundtable discussion with Norman Lamb MP, Chris Ham looks at the key priorities needed to make integrated care a reality. 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 Health and social care at the party conferences: what does the mood music tell us? What conclusions can we draw from this year’s party conferences about the political and policy landscape for health and social care? Blog How can we deal with financial pressures in health and social care? Chris Ham draws on discussions from our recent integrated care conference to identify four key building blocks of a whole-system solution. Blog More alike than different? What did participants at this year's Global Health Leadership Forum, held at the Fund, learn from the experience? Blog Transforming health and social care: can the chrysalis become a butterfly? Chris Ham argues that much bolder approach is needed to bring about innovative models of care that meet the population's needs. Blog Jumping the gun in the telehealth steeplechase? Nick Goodwin looks at the barriers that are preventing the successful adoption of telehealth. Blog Integrated care north and south of the border If the government’s integration framework encourages innovations at scale and pace, England may yet steal a march on Scotland in the development of integrated care. 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 It's time to demonstrate the value of care co-ordination Nick Goodwin argues that unless we are prepared to invest in care co-ordination it will continue to be on the fringes of activity rather than being the main event. Blog Provider reform: will anything be different this time round? Current debates about the future of hospitals and bringing care closer to home echo those of the 1970s. So will anything be different this time round? Blog Dithering on Dilnot? Despite the coalition's pledge in its programme for government that it recognised the urgency of reform, almost a year has elapsed since Dilnot reported. 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 The Information Strategy: a transformation in health and social care information on the way? Will the Department of Health’s long-awaited Information Strategy transform health and social care information as we know it today? Blog Integrated care and why the NHS needs more deviant leaders Chris Ham argues that If integrated care is to emerge at scale and pace, the NHS needs more positive deviants. Blog The secret of their success What did the participants who ventured to Kaiser in our recent study tour learn from the experience? Blog The colour of money: Dilnot and the social care White Paper Richard Humphries discusses the government’s forthcoming social care White Paper and the final piece of the jigsaw – Andrew Dilnot’s report on how care is funded. 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 Lessons from the integrated care pilots Nick Goodwin looks at whether the Department of Health's integrated care pilots have driven improvements in the quality and cost effectiveness of patient care. Blog Are we expecting too much from the Care Quality Commission? A Public Accounts Committee report has highlighted the challenges the CQC has faced since it was set up. But are we expecting too much from a quality regulator? 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