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 Health and wellbeing boards 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 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 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 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 Unmet need for health and social care: a growing problem? With recent research from Age UK suggesting that 1.2 million older people are not receiving the social care they need, Anna Charles looks at how this issue appears to be slipping under the radar. Blog Involving patients and the public in developing STPs With recent discussion around the lack of patient and public involvement in the development of STPs so far, Mark Doughty considers how this can be addressed moving forward. Blog Listening to the chorus of concern around social care As we publish a joint statement on health and social care, Richard Humphries considers the rising levels of concern in the social care sector about funding and quality of care. Blog Co-production: an inconvenient truth? Jane McGrath of community interest company West London Collaborative sets out what distinguishes true co-production from patient involvement. 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 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 Saving paper, saving money or transforming care? As we publish our briefing on the government's digital agenda and plans for its implementation, Matthew Honeyman considers whether the most important objective of all has been lost in translation. Blog Home truths: are older people paying the price for social care cuts? Following the launch of the Social care for older people: home truths report, Patrick Hall considers whether older people are paying the price for cuts to social care. Blog Wachter watch: where next for the NHS’s digital strategy? Following numerous interesting announcements at the NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo this week, Matthew Honeyman considers what lies ahead when it comes to digital technology in the NHS. 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 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 A common cause: working towards collaboration Patrick Hall considers the steps being taken towards a more collaborative culture across the social care system. Blog End-of-life care: getting it right for more people, more of the time David Oliver considers some of the positive steps being made towards improving end-of-life care. 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 Challenging traditional relationships and embracing shared decision-making After a busy few days at NHS Confederation conference, Marcus Powell reflects on how the health service can build a new relationship with patients. Blog The future of social care With the latest NHS England figures for delayed transfers of care reinforcing concerns about the impact of funding restrictions on social care services, Patrick Hall considers working towards better social care provision for future generations. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.