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 Emergency care General practice (-) Hospital care Maternity services Mental health Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Clinical commissioning groups Clinical leadership Health and wellbeing boards Integrated care Local service design 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 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 Blog All I want for Christmas... is better care for the elderly With the pressures on A&E, Richard Humphries explains that it's the frail elderly patients that remain in hospital beds that we should be more concerned about. Blog Is good NHS management a waste of money? Chris Ham's blog about the importance of good management and leadership in the NHS. 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 From Dilnot to delivery: the politics of social care reform Richard Humphries asks whether the political momentum can be found to carry through Dilnot's suggestions for social care funding in England. 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 Learning from variations to increase value for money in the NHS At this time of tight budgets and organisational restructure, Al Mulley explores the implications of practice variation for the NHS. Blog The £20 billion productivity challenge: an unavoidable choice for the NHS? John Appleby champions the need to keep improving NHS productivity, even if we decide to spend more on health care in his blog. Blog Waiting for the Dilnot Commission: four challenges for change Richard Humphries sets out four challenges for changing social care funding that the Dilnot Commission must address. 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 Anticipating NHS reforms: Back to the Future? Richard Humphries asks, when it comes to health and social care reforms, can a simulation exercise help us deal with the challenges we might face? Blog Are hospitals any place for the elderly? With more reports on the care of elderly and vulnerable people Jocelyn Cornwell looks at the state of care in acute hospitals. Blog Achieving high-quality care at manageable costs: a lesson for GP consortia Paul Zollinger-Read considers the many similarities between American medical groups and the proposed GP consortia. Blog Uncertain times ahead for charities amidst public sector cuts Lisa Weaks announces the ten winners of the 2011 GSK IMPACT Awards and explains why the awards are even more important as financial cuts bite. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.