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 Mental health New models of care Public health Sexual health care Leadership, systems and organisations (-) Accountable care 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 Volunteers Policy, finance and performance Access to care Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances (-) NHS five year forward view NHS long-term plan Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 (-) 2018 2019 Blog Co-ordinating care for high-cost, high-need patients Chris Ham considers the care models for patients with complex needs presented at the Commonwealth Fund International Symposium, and argues that clinical teams need time and resources to effectively co-ordinate the care they provide. Blog Round two for STP plans: a fresh start or a dangerous distraction? A new round of planning for sustainability and transformation partnerships must allow for greater collaboration between key stakeholders to bring about real improvements in population health. Blog Prevention and early action are key to positive, healthy outcomes The ‘radical shift in approach’ towards preventive care proposed by Health Secretary Matt Hancock would align with the goals of many in the charity sector who have long been promoting prevention and early action. But will he put his money where his mouth is? Blog What should the NHS long-term plan say about STPs and ICSs? Is the integration of health and social care moving too fast for the current legal framework? Chris Ham identifies five steps to support the continuing transformation by aligning regulation, policy and practice. Blog Developing governance to support integrated care: a bumpy ride? One year on from the introduction of integrated care systems in England, we know that their success depends on local factors. Matthew Kershaw identifies three further key issues that offer wider learning on governance. Blog The puzzle of STPs in London Why are London’s sustainability and transformation partnerships trailing behind those in other places? Chris Ham highlights some answers and recommendations in our new report. Blog Reviewing the Better Care Fund: time to be bold? The upcoming review of the Better Care Fund needs to highlight opportunities for development to support the integration of the NHS and social care. Blog Harnessing the winds of change – early learning on integrated care systems Local context is of the utmost importance in the development of integrated care systems, influencing the nature of collaborative working. Blog ‘Moving at the speed of trust’ – the journey to integrated care systems Creating an integrated care system is most definitely a journey and not an event, and they must evolve and be owned locally if they are to succeed, says Anna Charles. Blog The journey towards integrated care Lillie Wenzel previews findings from our report on how integrated care systems are developing. Blog The NHS 10-year plan: transformation holds the key to sustainability Chris Ham calls for the NHS 10-year plan to outline realistic ambitions to transform health and care over the next decade, focused on improving population health and a new deal with the public. Blog Learning by doing: integrating health and care in Scotland Alex Baylis and Allison Trimble look at the role of chief officers in Scotland’s new integration authorities and challenge those working in integrated care in England to learn from the Scottish experience. Blog Second’s out, round two: Is the government’s latest childhood obesity plan a knockout? Less than a year since its underwhelming first attempt, the government has just released round two of its plan for childhood obesity. What has the government learned since the last time round and is it still pulling its punches? Blog Non-executive directors and integrated care: time to think system Richard Humphries considers how non-executive directors of NHS trusts can contribute to integrated care efforts. Blog What has the STP or ICS ever done for me? Chris Ham reflects on the progress in ICSs and STPs so far and assesses what they have achieved. Blog Prime Minister’s promise of extra funding for the NHS raises questions about how much, when and how? Following welcome news of a new funding settlement for the NHS, Chris Ham explores some of the remaining unanswered questions. Blog Housing: a home for STPs looking to influence the wider determinants of health David Buck considers how sustainability and transformation partnerships can make more of the housing sector’s contribution to improving health. Blog A progress report on integrated care systems Catch up on progress being made in integrated care systems around the country. Chris Ham covers the latest developments. Blog Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision – our response Helen Gilburt evaluates the government's plan to transform children and young people's mental health provision. Blog What does the future hold for integrated care systems? What does the change from accountable care systems to integrated care systems mean? Chris Ham draws on the Fund’s work to clarify what is happening. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.