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 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 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 Policy, finance and performance Access to care Better Care Fund Brexit Commissioning and contracting Devolution General election 2017 Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances NHS five year forward view Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2009 2010 (-) 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 (-) 2017 2018 2019 2020 Blog Stopping the blame game around delayed transfers of care Simon Bottery looks at the context behind the latest row on the Better Care Fund and delayed transfers of care. Library blog London calling: health and inequalities in the capital Kathy Johnson explores the London Programme: a co-ordinated programme of development work and grant giving set up by the Fund in 1979 with the aim of improving health care in the capital. Blog Age-related dependency needs policy and long-term planning Can we reduce late-life dependency or plan for it better? David Oliver reflects on the findings of a recent Lancet paper and asks what we can do to tackle the challenges it highlights. Blog Health and social care after the election: what issues still need attention? The political tumult of recent weeks seems to be subsiding and a second snap election appears less likely – for now. Leo Ewbank asks what the new political environment might mean for health and social care. Blog Enhanced care in care homes: building on a promising start How can the good practice in enhanced care home projects be shared more widely? Alex Baylis sets out the challenges. Blog Social care: who cares? The 'dementia tax' debacle was one of the turning points of the election campaign. Nicholas Timmins asks whether all proposals for reforming social care are now a dead letter for this parliament given the government's lack of a majority. Blog Social care and the election a divide in the road? Richard Humphries reflects on the 2017 general election manifestos and finds that they all fall short in setting clear, credible and costed proposals that address the scale of the challenges facing social care. Blog Social care: what's in a name? Katie Mantell argues we need to do more to raise understanding of what social care is and how it's provided and funded. Blog Allocating social care funds: difficult decisions ahead The extra £2 billion for adult social care announced in the Spring Budget will be gratefully received, but local councils now face tough choices about where to allocate the money. Richard Humphries considers the context. Blog A mixed bag of results from the NHS Staff Survey Marcus Powell explores the NHS staff survey results and finds areas of excellence alongside areas for concern. Blog Developing women’s leadership on the road to gender parity Susie Perks-Baker says that women need to learn to take care of themselves, as well as others, on their journey to the top. Blog Is a ‘death tax’ for social care about to be announced? Is the government about to announce plans for a new approach to funding social care? Nicholas Timmins asks if a tax on people's estates after they have died will be an acceptable idea this time around. Blog Delayed discharge: 'It’s not just about the money' Delayed transfers of care will only be solved when there is substantial additional investment in community-based services alongside local reform and improvement, argues Richard Humphries. 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 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 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 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 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.