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 Integrated care (-) Local service design Quality improvement Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Technology and data Policy, finance and performance 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 Payment by Results: time for a rethink? The more we have got to know about how PbR operates and similar payment methods in other countries operate in practice, the more there seems to be a case for a rethink, says John Appleby. 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 Evolution or revolution: the story behind the Health and Social Care Act 2012 Following Nicholas Timmins's book on the story of NHS reform, Anna Dixon looks at the events that led to the Act reaching the statute book. Blog Provider reform: will anything be different this time round? Current debates about the future of hospitals and bringing care closer to home echo those of the 1970s. So will anything be different this time round? Blog Radical changes are needed – my reflections on themes from the NHS Confederation conference Looking back on the conference, Anna Dixon considers outstanding reform issues, including the difficult decisions that must be made around hospital reconfiguration. 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 Can Lean redesign stick in health care? Lean is a methodology developed by Toyota which aims to improve flow while minimising waste. But why is it so difficult to apply to health care? Blog The friends and family test: will hospitals raise their game? NHS hospitals will soon be required to ask patients whether they would want a friend or relative to be treated there. But will this make hospitals raise their game? Blog Do local voluntary organisations hold the key to improving health outcomes? Lisa Weaks argues that it is often small community-based charities' understanding of local need and how they work across services that allows them to be so effective. Blog The Health and Social Care Act: what next for the NHS? How does the Health and Social Care Act differ from Lansley's original plans? And what challenges will the NHS face now as the Act is implemented? Blog Should GPs be given statutory commissioning roles? Many aspects of the NHS reforms have given rise to debate, but one of the most controversial has been whether GPs should have responsibility for commissioning. Blog London health care: perspectives from the board Visiting Fellow, Claire Perry gives us an insight into her previous roles in the NHS and examines the issues surrounding health care in London. Blog Effective chronic care means recognising the importance of mental health As policy-makers focus on how integrated care can become a reality in the UK, integration of mental and physical health care should be a key part of the debate. Blog Do we need national outcomes strategies? The variability in the quality of neurological services is clear. Catherine Foot asks if national strategies solve the problem. Blog Don't oversimplify the debate on NHS reform Chris Ham puts forward the argument that the complexity and importance of the issues at stake cannot be reduced to the simple question, are you for or against the Bill? Blog Opposition to the Health and Social Care Bill: an Arab Spring for the NHS? With the Royal College of Nursing announcing their opposition to the Health and Social Care Bill recently, Chris Ham considers the next steps for the health reforms. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.