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 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 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 First do no harm: lessons from service reconfiguration in London What can we learn from service redesign in London? Chris Ham reflects on themes from our conference on progressing health care in the capital. Blog Transforming health and social care: can the chrysalis become a butterfly? Chris Ham argues that much bolder approach is needed to bring about innovative models of care that meet the population's needs. 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 Radical changes are needed – my reflections on themes from the NHS Confederation conference Looking back on the conference, Anna Dixon considers outstanding reform issues, including the difficult decisions that must be made around hospital reconfiguration. Blog Dithering on Dilnot? Despite the coalition's pledge in its programme for government that it recognised the urgency of reform, almost a year has elapsed since Dilnot reported. Blog Can Lean redesign stick in health care? Lean is a methodology developed by Toyota which aims to improve flow while minimising waste. But why is it so difficult to apply to health care? Blog The friends and family test: will hospitals raise their game? NHS hospitals will soon be required to ask patients whether they would want a friend or relative to be treated there. But will this make hospitals raise their game? Blog The colour of money: Dilnot and the social care White Paper Richard Humphries discusses the government’s forthcoming social care White Paper and the final piece of the jigsaw – Andrew Dilnot’s report on how care is funded. 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 Health Select Committee weighs in to debate on social care With the government's response to the Dilnot report on social care funding weeks away, will the HSC's new report set out a compelling case for social care change? Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.