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 Cancer services 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 Accountable care Clinical commissioning groups Clinical leadership Health and wellbeing boards Integrated care Local service design Quality improvement System leadership Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Children and young people 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 2010 (-) 2011 (-) 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 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 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 Use of emergency hospital beds: why is there so much variation? An emergency admission to hospital is a disruptive and unsettling experience, so surely we owe it to our patients to reduce the current variation between areas? 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 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 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 Can we be aspirational about quality standards for mental health when resources are so tight? Joanna Goodrich considers the impact of NICE's aspirational guidance on the delivery of adult mental health care on patient-centred care. Blog We need to make our wards more friendly for people with dementia The report of the National Audit of Dementia Care in General Hospitals 2011 has put a sharp focus on the care of people with dementia in hospitals. Blog SHMI, the new indicator for measuring hospital mortality: more light or more confusion? In her blog, Veena Raleigh is doubtful that the new hospital mortality rate indictor, SHMI, will provide the definitive measure of a hospital's quality. Blog Lost and confused: improving hospital care for dementia patients After the CQC report on quality of care, Anna Dixon asks if acute hospitals are providing the right care for people with dementia. Blog Do we need more generalists in our hospitals? Anna Dixon asks if ever-increasing specialisation in acute care is benefitting patients in her new blog. Blog The case for reconfiguration in emergency surgery Using a personal experience of emergency surgery, Candace Imison makes the case for hospital reconfiguration in her blog. Blog Reconfiguring hospital services: a bold move to improve health care? Chris Ham examines how to reconfigure hospital services to improve the quality and safety of health care. Blog Who's paying for mental health services for young people? Sarah Jonas asks what effect will large scale cuts to local authority social care budgets have on child and adolescent mental health services. Blog Hospital doctors: the reformed NHS needs you! With announced revisions of the NHS reforms, hospital doctors are being given an opportunity to become involved in clinical commissioning. Blog Will the government's new mental health strategy succeed? If the government’s new mental health strategy is to have any force behind it, mental health needs to be fully reflected in the outcomes framework. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.