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 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 Technology and data Volunteers Policy, finance and performance Access to care Better Care Fund (-) Brexit Commissioning and contracting 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 2021 Blog Demand and activity in the NHS: still rising As we publish our new briefing, Richard Murray considers the wider context of increasing demand and activity in English hospitals. Blog Doing justice to mental health in STPs Chris Naylor looks at whether mental health is being considered carefully enough in the development of sustainability and transformation plans. Blog HIV services: collaboration in a time of fragmentation In light of a recent judicial review on the use of anti-retroviral drugs for HIV prevention, Joni Jabbal looks at the outcomes from our research into the impact of NHS reforms on HIV services. Library blog Producing quality patient information Lynsey Hawker looks through The King's Fund's archive to explore how guidance on what constitutes good-quality patient information has changed over the years. 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 Overcoming the challenges to improve health and wellbeing in care homes David Oliver considers the role of care homes in the social care sector, and the challenges that need to be tackled while seeking to improve the health and wellbeing of care home residents. 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 Listening to feedback in maternity services As local areas prepare to take forward the recommendations of the national maternity review, Lillie Wenzel considers the role of user feedback in driving improvements in maternity services. Blog Out of the spotlight: what we don’t know about district nursing services How much do we know about district nursing services? Anna Charles reflects on the challenges of assessing the volume and quality of care being delivered in people's homes. Blog Interoperability and the NHS: are they incompatible? Ensuring different IT systems work efficiently together is essential for improving integrated care for patients in the health and social care systems. David Maguire considers progress to date and future challenges. Blog HIV is back on the front pages Following this week's landmark court ruling on the funding of HIV prevention drug PrEP, Alex Baylis considers the complex system of fragmented responsibilities for HIV services. Blog Mental health and general practice: intertwined futures Following the recent publication of NHS England's implementation plan for The five year forward view for mental health, Chris Naylor considers the prospects for better integration of mental health care with general practice. Blog Taking control of our social care system Richard Humphries considers the findings of the annual budget survey published this week by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), and a social care system in trouble. Blog A new and powerful relationship with patients Marcus Powell considers how, in a digital world, patients can embrace the opportunity to become partners and share in the decision-making that affects their care. Blog Dealing with NHS financial pressures – what do the public think? Ruth Robertson and John Appleby examine data from NatCen's British Social Attitudes survey to reveal what the public think about the NHS and its financial problems. Blog Three versions of the NHS As health care leaders gather this week for the NHS Confederation annual conference, Chris Ham reflects on different versions of the NHS and how these can be combined to secure a sustainable future for the health service. Library blog Careless talk costs lives: noise in hospitals Hong-Anh Nguyen explores the Fund's historical work on improving patient experience, including the issue of noise in hospitals. Blog How do the health care systems in the United Kingdom compare with others internationally? Sarah Gregory discusses how the health care systems in the United Kingdom compare with those in other countries and asks how we can share ideas and learning. Blog Learning about patients’ experiences of care in their own homes Jo Maybin looks at the challenges and rewards of researching the experiences of older people who receive district nursing care. 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