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 End-of-life 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 2008 (-) 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 How can we deal with financial pressures in health and social care? Chris Ham draws on discussions from our recent integrated care conference to identify four key building blocks of a whole-system solution. Blog A mounting case for change, but will it drive change in a 'liberated NHS'? In the light of two new reports, Candace Imison reflects on the impact of staff provision during out-of-hours on the quality of care. 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 Who gets how much of the public health budget? David Buck looks at how public health funding allocations will be decided with the help of the Advisory Council of Resource Allocation (ACRA). Blog Are we wasting money on care that patients don’t want? Anna Dixon discusses whether asking patients what care they wanted could be a much simpler solution towards making savings. Blog Beware the rationing of care Will our trust in clinicians lend local decisions on restrictions to treatments a new kind of legitimacy? Or will such decisions erode our trust in our local doctor? Blog Engaging leadership: hope for the future lies with a new breed of doctors As doctors are expected to play increasing roles in commissioning and delivery, it is vital they are prepared for their increased responsibilities early on. Blog Managing ACSCs: how can avoidable hospital admissions be reduced? One of the benefits of the UK’s primary care based system is that it keeps patients away from unnecessary admission to hospital – however it may not be succeeding. Blog Why continuity of care is crucial for patients Continuity and co-ordination is essential for safe, effective and high quality care, however for older patients it has fundamental importance. 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 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 Who gets what gets tricky: allocating public health resources to local authorities With huge varieties in spending across the country, David Buck considers the role ACRA must play in distributing budgets for public health. Blog Operating Framework: playing with the levers David Nicholson's Operating Framework for 2010/11 will look familiar to the NHS, with many of its messages reinforcing the Next Stage Review. Blog Weathering the financial storm The quality of NHS service does not have to be a casualty of the financial crisis - it could be an opportunity to focus on clinical improvement and effectiveness. Blog Pre-Budget Report: a real cut overall for the NHS in 2011/12 onwards? Despite the NHS fairing relatively well in the Pre-Budget Report, the massive productivity challenge remains: a relentless five per cent a year for three years. Blog Implications of a recession for the NHS: a freeze or worse? Extracts and slides from John Appleby's presentation at the 2009 annual conference, describing research into future prospects for NHS funding. Blog Quality in a cold climate: the opportunities Listen to Mark Jennings' presentation, where he argued that care can only be judged to be high quality if it is also delivered efficiently. Blog Real QIPP: reflections from our annual conference Does the NHS have the skills to continue the drive to improve quality despite the impending budget cuts? Mark Jennings reports from our 2009 annual conference. Blog The end of the beginning: the social care reform paper Richard Humphries discusses social care reform, as the consultation on Shaping the Future of Care and Support draws to a close. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.