Blog Comment and analysis on the key issues in health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: All blogs All blogs Blogs Library 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 General practice Hospital care Mental health New models of care Public health 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 Health inequalities Housing Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Technology and data Policy, finance and performance Access to care Commissioning and contracting Devolution Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances NHS five year forward view (-) Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 (-) 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Blog Clinical leaders need to bring their experience to service re-design Anna Moore reflects on how medical leaders can help to develop new models of care and integrate services around the needs of patients. Blog Discrimination and NHS staff: stepping bravely into the grey Mandip Kaur asks how we can have open and honest conversations about difference and what it is like to be discriminated against. Blog Using patient feedback to drive improvement Joni Jabbal looks at what enables NHS acute trusts to take data from inpatient surveys, understand it, work with it, and use it to improve patient experience overall. Blog Do the public still trust doctors and nurses? Do the public still trust doctors and nurses to deliver high-quality care and put patients, interests first, or could high-profile failings and inspection results have contributed to a change in public opinion? Blog NHS sustainability: there aren’t always more fish in the sea The NHS needs to effectively manage its common resources more money and greater efficiency won't be enough. Blog Delayed transfers of care: join the queue Delayed transfers of care, where patients are ready to return home or transfer to another form of care but still occupy a hospital bed, are a hot topic of discussion right now. So what does the latest data tell us? Blog Does the NHS need more ratings? Last week, Jeremy Hunt announced the government's plans to introduce Ofsted-style ratings for CCGs, to help fill what he called the transparency gap in the NHS. But are more ratings really what the NHS needs? Blog Recognising the experience of BME staff: a reason to hope for better While there is still much more to do to achieve equality for those from diverse backgrounds who aspire to leadership roles in health and care, there is reason for hope, says Vijaya Nath. Blog Building healthier accountable communities Nicola Walsh reflects on three important messages that emerged from our 2015 integrated care summit. Blog Simon Stevens' vision for the NHS: welcome but challenging to deliver In his keynote address at our annual integrated care summit, Simon Stevens gave what was arguably his most important speech since he took up post. His speech contained three big messages. Blog How can the performance of local health systems be assessed? Chris Ham reflects on the findings of our review for the Department of Health, which recommends radical simplification and better alignment of existing frameworks for assessing performance in the NHS. Blog Moving from integrated care to integrated population health systems While integrating care services is part of the journey to a transformed health system, it is not the destination. Efforts to integrate care have rarely encompassed the broader health of local populations and the impact of the wider determinants of health. Blog NHS mergers: putting all our baskets into one egg? What can be done to improve the quality of decision-making on NHS mergers, and can the tide of unsuccessful mergers be stemmed? Blog What impact do accountable care organisations have on care quality? Although the ambitions of the care models in the US may resonate with our intentions here, we would be wise to learn from the early experiences of those who went before us, says Rachael Addicott. Blog A new way of measuring hospital productivity: what does it add? Lord Carter's interim report on the productivity of NHS providers includes a new method of comparing operating costs: the Adjusted Treatment Index (ATI). But how will it work, and what does it add? Library blog Equality and diversity in the NHS: The King's Fund's work over the years Kirsty Morrison looks at the history of equality and diversity in the NHS, and The King's Fund's work on this issue. Blog No more inner Stalin: can Jeremy Hunt deliver his vision for the NHS? The headlines that preceded Jeremy Hunt’s speech at the Fund may have focused on seven-day working, but what he had to say about his approach to reform is likely to be of greater interest to leaders within the NHS. Blog NHS waiting times: all change? With health policy announcements coming out almost daily both before and after the election, it’s time to take stock of where we are with NHS waiting times. Blog Care homes: coming out of the shadows? Care homes have operated in the shadows of public and political awareness for too long, with policy attention focused on reactions to service failure rather than the promotion of good care. Blog Integrating housing and health: a tough nut to crack? The connection between housing conditions and health has a long and well-evidenced historical provenance. But if integrating health and social care is a tough nut to crack, does the prospect of engaging with another massive system risk adding another layer of complexity? 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