Blog Comment and analysis on the key issues in health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: All blogs All blogs Blogs Library 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 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 Children and young people Health inequalities Housing (-) Older people (-) Patient experience (-) Patient involvement Patient safety Population health Public opinion Technology and data Volunteers Policy, finance and performance Access to care Commissioning and contracting Devolution Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances NHS five year forward view NHS long-term plan Performance (-) Productivity Social care finances Year 2008 2009 2010 (-) 2011 2012 2013 2014 (-) 2015 2016 2017 (-) 2018 2019 2020 2021 Blog Shared responsibility for health: troubling language and unmet need Maybe the shared responsibility framework needs a different framing: one that starts with the acknowledgment that people who have health problems have a rightful expectation that they will be supported at a time of need, says Charlotte Augst. Blog Tackling HIV stigma in the health service Dr Tom Beaney, a GP trainee working in The King's Fund policy team, reflects on new data from the Positive Voices survey and considers the stigma that people with HIV face within the health service today. Blog Shedding light on service design involving patients and the public Rich Stockley explains how good patient and public involvement requires a robust and well-designed research process, and not just hoping for the elusive ‘lightbulb moment’. Blog The pivot: changing our relationship with the health system The nature of the health challenges we face today mean it is no longer appropriate to continue with our existing systems. We have to step outside the institutions and start in homes, communities and work places where health is created, says Hilary Cottam. Blog Co-ordinating care for high-cost, high-need patients Chris Ham considers the care models for patients with complex needs presented at the Commonwealth Fund International Symposium, and argues that clinical teams need time and resources to effectively co-ordinate the care they provide. Blog A short history of NHS winter funding The NHS relies on the reoccurrence of supposedly non-recurrent winter funding, but is still kept on its toes each year wondering how much money will be available and when it will be provided. Siva Anandaciva looks at how it works. Blog Using technology to build a partnership of trust with patients Chris Ham explores how technology can enable positive clinician-patient relationships and support patients to take an active role in their health and wellbeing. Blog NHS performance: bad, better or both? In light of rising demand for NHS services how should we talk about performance against targets? Deborah Ward takes a different view of the data. Blog NHS medicines provision: a tricky balancing act With medicines spending growing at a time of NHS funding restraint, difficult choices lie ahead for policy-makers. Leo Ewbank assesses the current situation and looks at what the future may hold. Blog How can the NHS work effectively with patients and the public? In a guest blog for our NHS and the public project, Ceinwen Giles asks what patient involvement could mean for the NHS. Blog Priorities for the NHS in 2018/19 and beyond Does the new NHS planning guidance contain good news or bad? Richard Murray takes stock of the changes. Blog Focusing on better-value care As the NHS faces financial and service pressures, Matthew Lewis asks if now is the time to focus on better-value care. Blog NHS winter crisis: when a plan is not a plan Matthew Kershaw highlights the need for a fundamental change to the way NHS emergency care is provided. Blog How can the NHS tap into innovations from the front line? Neil Guha considers how we can encourage a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in the NHS so it is perceived as a critical component of how we function rather than an optional extra. Blog A&E performance reaches a new low The media and groups of NHS staff are describing an A&E service in crisis, while the government says the NHS is more prepared for winter than ever before. What does the latest national data say about how A&E departments are coping compared with previous winters? Blog The compact between the public and the NHS Chris Ham explores how the public's expectations of and obligations towards the NHS have changed over time. Blog Premature discharge: is going home early really a Christmas gift? David Maguire discusses the issues surrounding premature discharge or people leaving hospital too soon and the effect this may have on re-admission rates. Blog Using patient feedback to drive improvement Joni Jabbal looks at what enables NHS acute trusts to take data from inpatient surveys, understand it, work with it, and use it to improve patient experience overall. Blog Do the public still trust doctors and nurses? Do the public still trust doctors and nurses to deliver high-quality care and put patients, interests first, or could high-profile failings and inspection results have contributed to a change in public opinion? Blog NHS sustainability: there aren’t always more fish in the sea The NHS needs to effectively manage its common resources more money and greater efficiency won't be enough. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.