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Widespread dismay greeted the omission of any reference in the 2016 Autumn Statement to the perilous state of social care funding. Richard Humphries looks at the options available. Library blog Producing quality patient information Lynsey Hawker looks through The King's Fund's archive to explore how guidance on what constitutes good-quality patient information has changed over the years. Blog Involving patients and the public in developing STPs With recent discussion around the lack of patient and public involvement in the development of STPs so far, Mark Doughty considers how this can be addressed moving forward. Blog Listening to the chorus of concern around social care As we publish a joint statement on health and social care, Richard Humphries considers the rising levels of concern in the social care sector about funding and quality of care. Blog Co-production: an inconvenient truth? Jane McGrath of community interest company West London Collaborative sets out what distinguishes true co-production from patient involvement. Blog Listening to feedback in maternity services As local areas prepare to take forward the recommendations of the national maternity review, Lillie Wenzel considers the role of user feedback in driving improvements in maternity services. Blog Home truths: are older people paying the price for social care cuts? Following the launch of the Social care for older people: home truths report, Patrick Hall considers whether older people are paying the price for cuts to social care. Blog Out of the spotlight: what we don’t know about district nursing services How much do we know about district nursing services? Anna Charles reflects on the challenges of assessing the volume and quality of care being delivered in people's homes. Blog Interoperability and the NHS: are they incompatible? Ensuring different IT systems work efficiently together is essential for improving integrated care for patients in the health and social care systems. David Maguire considers progress to date and future challenges. Blog Taking control of our social care system Richard Humphries considers the findings of the annual budget survey published this week by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), and a social care system in trouble. Blog A new and powerful relationship with patients Marcus Powell considers how, in a digital world, patients can embrace the opportunity to become partners and share in the decision-making that affects their care. Blog Challenging traditional relationships and embracing shared decision-making After a busy few days at NHS Confederation conference, Marcus Powell reflects on how the health service can build a new relationship with patients. Blog The future of social care With the latest NHS England figures for delayed transfers of care reinforcing concerns about the impact of funding restrictions on social care services, Patrick Hall considers working towards better social care provision for future generations. Library blog Careless talk costs lives: noise in hospitals Hong-Anh Nguyen explores the Fund's historical work on improving patient experience, including the issue of noise in hospitals. Blog Learning about patients’ experiences of care in their own homes Jo Maybin looks at the challenges and rewards of researching the experiences of older people who receive district nursing care. Blog How does the public think we should fund social care? With little political consensus around the way forward for funding our growing social care needs, Richard Humphries looks at how the British public views the options. Blog Three challenges for clinical leaders in 2016 With January now having drawn to a close, Vijaya Nath takes the opportunity to review the challenges for clinical leaders in the year ahead. Blog Could changes in pension tax relief potentially release funding for health and social care? Media reports suggest that the Chancellor is actively considering a radical reform of pension tax relief. Nicholas Timmins considers the potential outcomes. Blog Choice at the end of life: do we have time to wait? The government last week published two new consultations on choice and information, which could have significant implications for how end-of-life care is delivered. Blog The voluntary sector's role in the challenge ahead As we debate the proposed NHS structures we must think about what kind of care we want these structures to help deliver. And what role can the voluntary sector play? 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