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 Public health (-) Mental health General practice Adult social care Community services Emergency care Hospital care Long-term conditions Maternity services New models of care Leadership, systems and organisations Integrated care Local service design Accountable care Clinical leadership Clinical commissioning groups Workforce and skills Voluntary and community sector Quality improvement Patients, people and society Patient experience Technology and data Patient safety Patient involvement Older people Policy, finance and performance Commissioning and contracting (-) Governance and regulation NHS finances Health and Social Care Act 2012 Social care finances Performance Productivity Devolution Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 (-) 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Blog Balancing liberation with accountability? Anna Dixon looks at the difficulties in setting objectives for the NHS and at how the NHS Commissioning Board can be effectively held accountable for £80 billion of public money. 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 Are we expecting too much from the Care Quality Commission? A Public Accounts Committee report has highlighted the challenges the CQC has faced since it was set up. But are we expecting too much from a quality regulator? Blog Why we need a national framework for patient experience Jocelyn Cornwell considers why we need a national framework for patient experience, and why it's so important that we have one now. Blog Tackling financial failure: how will the proposed legislation work out in practice? While opposition to the Bill has got louder, there has been relatively little debate about the new powers for Monitor and what they will mean in practice. 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. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.