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Jo Vigor explains how the ABC framework of staff wellbeing can help trusts understand their NHS Staff Survey results. Blog Reform of adult social care: some progress, but nowhere near enough How well is the government’s reform programme tackling the eight key problems in adult social care? Simon Bottery marks the government’s score card and finds it wanting. Blog The Health and Care Act 2022: the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead Now the Health and Care Act has been passed, Richard Murray reflects on the negotiations that went down to the wire, what didn’t make it and what’s needed to ensure the reforms are successful. Blog Is the NHS on track to recruit 50,000 more nurses? Hitting the target but missing the point… Will the target of 50,000 more nurses in the NHS by March 2024 be enough to meet the level of demand? Jonathon Holmes and David Maguire look at the story behind the data. Blog Link workers for population health: it's time to get with the (social prescribing) programme Social prescribing link workers are on the front line of the fight for population health. They know it, but need more support to deliver on the promise of their roles, as Laura Lamming explores. Blog Adult social care: why it has even lower public satisfaction than the NHS The public has grasped what people who use social care already knew: it doesn’t provide all the support they need. Laura Schlepper, from Nuffield Trust, and Simon Bottery explore the data from the British Social Attitudes survey. Blog Five relationships that are essential to successfully managing the elective backlog In a recent roundtable, local health leaders identified five relationships that need to be strengthened to successfully manage elective backlogs. Blog Public satisfaction with the NHS falls to a 25-year low How has the Covid-19 pandemic and its effect on health services affected public perceptions of the NHS? The results of the 2021 British Social Attitudes survey reveal an unprecedented drop in public satisfaction with health services. Blog The Covid-19 vaccination programme: what comes next? The National Audit Office has judged the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out has been value for money, but what next for the vaccine programme? Nicholas Timmins outlines the challenges that lie ahead. Blog Time for a specific focus on adult social care leadership The Messenger review of health and care leadership won’t be able to give social care the time and attention it deserves, says Simon Bottery. It’s time to look specifically at the unique set of skills required in the sector – and how best to support their development. Blog The cap on care costs: what does the government proposal mean? Sally Warren outlines the rationale behind the social care cap and explains why the government’s planned changes will have an unfair impact on those with lower assets. Blog Tired of being exhausted: seven key actions for leaders in the NHS workforce crisis What can be done to help address the health and care workforce crisis? Suzie Bailey and Michael West outline seven key actions leaders can take. Blog Young people are the future: how can recruiters encourage more of them to join the NHS workforce? Despite being one of the biggest employers in England, only 6 per cent of the NHS workforce is under 25. Joni Jabbal explores how more young people can be supported into employment in the NHS. Blog Time for local NHS leaders to take a first step in tackling poverty: pay staff the real Living Wage Tackling poverty is core business, and the NHS can start by addressing low pay in its own workforce, as many other public services have. Blog 2021: the health policy year in 12 charts Despite Covid-19 dominating the year, there were plenty of other health and care policy headlines in 2021. Siva Anandaciva takes a look back at the key moments of the past year. Blog Another year, another variant, but what lies in store for the NHS and social care in 2022? Richard Murray has a sense of déjà vu as he writes his 2022 New Year blog. Covid-19 will bring challenges to implementing the many changes in store for the health and care system this year, but the biggest challenge is tackling the workforce shortage – a challenge the government has so far refused to face. Blog The social care White Paper: not wrong, just not moving far enough in the right direction The government’s White Paper has done little to dispel concerns that reform of adult social care is faltering, says Simon Bottery. Blog Four tests for the government's vision of adult social care Despite the recent criticism, the government’s proposed social care reforms are still a step forward, says Simon Bottery, but the acid test will be its imminent White Paper. Blog Why social care is losing the 'generation game' in recruitment (and what can be done about it) Simon Bottery explores reasons for the lack of younger workers in social care and finds snapshots of innovation among providers trying to reverse the trend. Blog The Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021: what was announced and what does it mean for health and care spending? Siva Anandaciva brings together the recent announcements on health and care spending from the Autumn Budget and Spending Review. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.