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 Maternity services (-) Mental health New models of care Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Clinical commissioning groups Clinical leadership Equality and diversity Health and wellbeing boards Integrated care Local service design Quality improvement System leadership Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Health inequalities Older people Patient experience Patient involvement (-) Patient safety (-) Technology and data Volunteers Policy, finance and performance (-) Better Care Fund Commissioning and contracting Devolution Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2009 2010 2011 (-) 2012 (-) 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Blog Putting patient safety first: how long will it take before the NHS learns from its mistakes? Candace Imison draws on some of the inspirational stories we heard at our 2013 Annual Conference to look at how the NHS could improve patient safety by learning from mistakes. Blog The Integration Transformation Fund: the foundation of a genuinely integrated system or just another brick in the wall? Expectations for the Integrated Transformation Fund are high, but will it actually help to deliver integrated care when the system is so under pressure? Blog Achieving equitable outcomes between mental and physical health: how can we make change happen? The poor health outcomes of people with co-existing mental and physical conditions represent one of the greatest inequalities in health. What needs to happen to change this? Blog IT systems – an overlooked cog in the integration machine? Being able to measure impact and to exchange information are two of the key elements of seamless care co-ordination. So how can current IT systems be improved to help achieve this more effectively? Blog When will the future begin? Some may argue that deep thinking about the future isn’t really necessary, but how could this foresight benefit the health and social care system? Blog Creating cultures that put patients first The culture that patients are treated in is the one that we all work in, and if we are to learn from Francis and truly improve the NHS, it starts with us, says Donna Willis. Blog Let’s hear it for allied health professionals It is impossible to deliver effective care without the crucial contribution of highly trained allied health professionals. Yet, whenever the quality of health care is debated, these vital staff are written out of the conversation. Blog Why do people find it so hard to speak out in the interests of patients? Health care staff are usually motivated to enter their professions by a desire to make a difference for patients and service users. Why then, do they find it so hard to speak up for patients when they see care that does not meet satisfactory standards? Blog Health care innovations in the United States: what lessons are there for the NHS? How do US organisations provide high-quality person-centred care? And what lessons can be drawn for the NHS, local authorities and the third sector? Blog The government’s response to Francis: will it lead to an improvement in quality of care? Nigel Edwards shares his thoughts on the government's response to the Francis Inquiry report. Blog Where to begin? Where do we begin in improving public health, mental health and health inequalities? David Buck sums up the highlights of our Time to Think Differently debate on the health of the nation. Blog A better future for mental health care: acceptance, choice and dignity Alastair Campbell, blogging for our Time to Think Differently programme, examines the current issues of mental health care provision and sets out his vision for better care in the future. Blog Labour’s health and care policy review: ambitious but incomplete? Andy Burnham’s speech to launch Labour’s health and care policy review was strong on principles but left many questions unanswered. Blog Shifting care closer to home: slogan or solution? Nigel Edwards concludes our look at the relocation of care, considering whether shifting care closer to home is always the best solution. Blog When it comes to care, is there any place like home? Jeremy Porteus, Director of the Housing Learning and Improvement Network, explains how appropriate housing for older people could improve health outcomes and deliver savings. Blog First do no harm: lessons from service reconfiguration in London What can we learn from service redesign in London? Chris Ham reflects on themes from our conference on progressing health care in the capital. Blog Transforming health and social care: can the chrysalis become a butterfly? Chris Ham argues that much bolder approach is needed to bring about innovative models of care that meet the population's needs. Blog Jumping the gun in the telehealth steeplechase? Nick Goodwin looks at the barriers that are preventing the successful adoption of telehealth. Blog What every CCG leader should know about mental health Chris Naylor asks what role CCGs can play to stop people with mental health losing out in the NHS. Blog The Information Strategy: a transformation in health and social care information on the way? Will the Department of Health’s long-awaited Information Strategy transform health and social care information as we know it today? 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