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 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 (-) 2018 2019 Blog Working beneath the surface: supporting leadership in complex times As a newly-appointed co-director of our Top Manager Programme for senior leaders in health and social care, Mandip Randhawa shares her insights into why this type of programme is increasingly necessary and relevant in today’s context. Blog Shedding light on service design involving patients and the public Rich Stockley explains how good patient and public involvement requires a robust and well-designed research process, and not just hoping for the elusive ‘lightbulb moment’. Blog Prevention is better than cure – except when it comes to paying for it The government’s emphasis on prevention is welcome, but resources have not been following the rhetoric. David Buck analyses the latest data on local government public health spending. Blog Mental health funding in the 2018 Autumn Budget: the devil will be in the detail While the additional funding for mental health services announced in this week’s Budget is welcome, it will take more than money to deliver parity of esteem. Blog A short history of NHS winter funding The NHS relies on the reoccurrence of supposedly non-recurrent winter funding, but is still kept on its toes each year wondering how much money will be available and when it will be provided. Siva Anandaciva looks at how it works. Blog Using technology to build a partnership of trust with patients Chris Ham explores how technology can enable positive clinician-patient relationships and support patients to take an active role in their health and wellbeing. Blog Diversity should be a strategic priority Suzie Bailey explores diversity in the NHS – and why there is still more to do. Blog From lab to bedside: ensuring new medicines are available in a cost-effective and timely way David Omojomolo explores the challenge of offering new medicines within current financial restraints. Blog The NHS 10-year plan: how much will be spent on NHS deficits? Richard Murray calls for the reform of the NHS’s current Byzantine financial system. 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 The changing shape of NHS finances As austerity and widespread staffing shortages began to bite over the past decade, the finances of NHS providers often took a familiar shape each year. But more recently this pattern of financial performance has been increasingly pulled out of shape and distorted. Blog NHS funding: what we know, what we don’t know and what comes next As the dust settles on the new NHS funding announcement, Richard Murray explores what to expect over the next few months. Blog The gender pay gap: what now? Deborah Ward explores some of the factors behind the gender pay gap in the health and care sector and what can be done to address them. Blog How does the NHS compare internationally on its spending and key resources? The UK health care system is not alone in the challenges it faces. What can we learn from how other countries have equipped themselves to deal with a growing and ageing population and changing health care needs? Blog NHS medicines provision: a tricky balancing act With medicines spending growing at a time of NHS funding restraint, difficult choices lie ahead for policy-makers. Leo Ewbank assesses the current situation and looks at what the future may hold. Blog Talking about the ‘return on investment of public health’: why it’s important to get it right David Buck sets out concerns about how the ‘return on investment of public health’ is being widely misinterpreted and why we all need to be clearer and more consistent about what we mean when using that term. Blog Improving population mental health: five lessons from Liverpool Chris Naylor shares key lessons from a recent event in Liverpool on better mental health programmes. Blog How can the NHS work effectively with patients and the public? In a guest blog for our NHS and the public project, Ceinwen Giles asks what patient involvement could mean for the NHS. Blog Closing the gap on BME representation in NHS leadership: not rocket science Mandip Randhawa explores how to address inequality experienced by staff from a black and minority ethnic background in the NHS. Blog Achieving a balance between quality, access and money Focusing on just one of these priorities can seem more straightforward, but that is not the reality of life for NHS leaders and is not the right approach, says Matthew Kershaw. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.