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 Community services Emergency care End-of-life care General practice Hospital care Maternity services Mental health New models of care Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Clinical commissioning groups Clinical leadership Equality and diversity Integrated care Local service design Patient leadership Quality improvement Sustainability and transformation plans System leadership Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Health inequalities Older people Patient experience Patient involvement (-) Technology and data Policy, finance and performance Access to care (-) Better Care Fund Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances NHS five year forward view Performance (-) Productivity Social care finances Year 2008 (-) 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 (-) 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Blog The public’s view of which treatments should be available on the NHS It's hard to disagree with the principle that both costs and effects of treatments need to be weighed in order to make decisions about improving value for money and productivity. For a majority of the public however, this is not a principle they hold. Blog The Better Care Fund: will the plans work? The government expects councils and NHS partners to achieve way too much, with too little, too soon, says Richard Humphries. Blog Hospital workload in one chart: good news, bad news With hospital workloads increasing on all fronts, John Appleby takes a look at the key trends and data to explain what's going on. Blog Delivering better value in the NHS 2014/15 looks like being a watershed year in which the NHS moves decisively into deficit, so where do the opportunities lie in delivering better value? Blog Realising the power of digital health Grand promises have been made about the benefits of recording a deluge of personal data, but what needs to happen for these promises to be realised? Blog Better Care Fund, better read the small print? Although earlier rumours of the demise of the Better Care Fund – the government’s £3.8 billion pooled fund to promote integrated care – have turned out to be greatly exaggerated, the significance of the government’s latest announcement about the fund should not be. Blog New organisational models for the NHS won't be built in a day New organisational models for the NHS could bring benefits but it's the quality of leadership alongside a culture of excellence in performance and accountability for results that will be key, says Candace Imison. Blog Wanted: an even Better Care Fund In light of our new report on the NHS productivity challenge, Chris Ham calls for a new transformation fund to stop the NHS approaching a major financial crisis. Blog The Better Care Fund: what’s love got to do with it? The success of the £3.8 billion Better Care Fund – designed to promote integrated care and help shift care closer to home – depends on a different kind of chemistry between local NHS organisations and their local authority partners. Blog The Dr Foster data debate Anna Dixon comments on the recent controversy stirred up by the publication of Dr Foster's latest mortality figures. 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 Clinical leadership in a cold climate Richard Giordano discusses the leadership role that clinical and medical directors will play during the cold resource climate ahead. Blog How can trusts measure quality well? Measuring quality was put at the forefront of quality improvement by the NHS Next Stage Review. But we need to get better at thinking about why and how we use it. Blog Quality at a lower cost: making it happen Much of the health care improvement over the past decade has been characterised by high levels of investment - how will the NHS cope with the new financial challenge? Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.