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 End-of-life care General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions Maternity services 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 Patient leadership Quality improvement Sustainability and transformation plans (-) System leadership Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Carers Children and young people Health inequalities Housing Older people Patient experience Patient involvement (-) Patient safety Population health Public opinion (-) Technology and data Volunteers Policy, finance and performance Access to care (-) Better Care Fund Brexit Commissioning and contracting General election 2019 Governance and regulation (-) NHS finances NHS five year forward view Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 (-) 2016 2017 2018 2019 (-) 2020 Blog Shielded voices: hearing from those most in need Charlotte Augst, Chief Executive of National Voices, and Dan Wellings, Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund, make the case for including communities using services in the Covid-19 response. Blog Tough challenges but new possibilities: shaping the post Covid-19 world with the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector Lisa Weaks explores the challenges facing the VCSE sector and the importance of harnessing its expertise, workforce and reach in the Covid-19 response. Blog Responding to Covid-19: what challenges are health and care leaders facing? Deborah Fenney and Lillie Wenzel reflect on what heath and care leaders have told The King’s Fund about the challenges they are currently facing and outline how we’re using this to shape our Leading through Covid-19 resources. Blog Tackling the Covid-19 outbreak in care homes: messages from a geriatrician and a health service researcher about how the NHS can help Covid-19 demands that there is closer working between care homes and the NHS to support residents to be safe and well. Researchers Adam Gordon and Claire Goodman reflect on the messages they are hearing from care home staff about what support is needed. Blog Ethnic minority deaths and Covid-19: what are we to do? Michael West and Suzie Bailey consider the disproportionate toll Covid-19 is taking on health and care staff from ethnic minority backgrounds and what it requires from us all to address this. Blog Covid-19: why compassionate leadership matters in a crisis Suzie Bailey and Michael West examine why compassionate leadership matters now, in a time of global crisis, more than ever before and how leaders can best support those health workers and carers risking their own health and wellbeing in the fight against Covid-19 (coronavirus). Blog What does the 2020 spring Budget mean for health and care? The Chancellor used the Budget to give the NHS and public services funding to deal with the effects of coronavirus. Siva Anandaciva looks at this and other measures affecting health and social care. Blog Looking ahead to the Budget: what should we expect for health and care? Ahead of the Budget on 11 March, Sally Warren considers what should be included to enable the new government to deliver on its manifesto commitments, from NHS infrastructure and staffing, to social care and public health. Blog The reality of leading for population health: starting with A, B, C Where’s the best place to start when thinking about population health? Durka Dougall shares some learning from the Fund’s work to date. Blog Is it time for a new National Beds Inquiry, or a national policy decision? Does the NHS need more beds or fewer beds to meet current and future needs? Siva Anandaciva sets out what might help to resolve the debate. Blog The general management 'mistake' Following Jeremy Hunt's comments about whether the creation of a general management class in the NHS in the 1980s had been a mistake, Matthew Lewis reflects on whether this is the case and how clinical leadership can be better developed. Blog What now for social care? Widespread dismay greeted the omission of any reference in the 2016 Autumn Statement to the perilous state of social care funding. Richard Humphries looks at the options available. Blog What have we learnt about keeping people safer? Following our recent event on keeping people safer in the health and care system, David Naylor reflects on how the implementation gap between theory and practice can be narrowed. Blog A health service on the brink: a priority in the corridors of power? With the much-anticipated Autumn Statement next week and NHS financial pressures hitting the headlines, Chris Ham considers the political context and what lies ahead for a health service on the brink. Blog Can the NHS and social care be expected to withstand financial pressures as police and defence services have in the past? Ahead of next week's Autumn Statement, Nicholas Timmins compares the financial pressures currently facing the health and care system with those weathered by other sectors in the past. Blog Should local business rates fund local public health? There’s not a simple answer David Buck looks at the complex issue of whether local public health services should be funded through business rates, and proposes a set of conditions that need to be met before this option is pursued. Blog The role of clinical leadership in the evolving NHS Matthew Lewis, a hospital consultant who has recently joined The King's Fund on a part-time basis, talks about the role of frontline staff in demonstrating leadership through managing and using resources effectively at a time of substantial change for the NHS. Blog NHS England says it cannot fund all cost-effective treatments promptly Nicholas Timmins looks at some of the big issues raised by proposed changes in the way that drugs approved by NICE should be funded. Blog Trust finances raise concerns about the future of the Mental Health Taskforce recommendations New data shows that mandated increases in investment have failed to materialise on the front line of mental health care. Helen Gilburt considers what this means and the implications for future improvements. Blog Reuniting care As we publish our report on emerging innovations in governance and organisational form for new care models, Ben Collins considers the options for local health care providers looking to collaborate in integrated local systems. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.