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 End-of-life care General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions Mental health New models of care Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Clinical commissioning groups Clinical leadership Equality and diversity Health and wellbeing boards Integrated care (-) Local service design Quality improvement System leadership Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Health inequalities Older people Patient experience Patient involvement (-) Patient safety Technology and data Volunteers Policy, finance and performance (-) Better Care Fund Commissioning and contracting 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 Blog Tackling global health care challenges Nicola Walsh reflects on the first World Innovation Summit for Health which explored new and innovative ways to tackle a variety of global health care challenges. Blog Putting patient safety first: how long will it take before the NHS learns from its mistakes? Candace Imison draws on some of the inspirational stories we heard at our 2013 Annual Conference to look at how the NHS could improve patient safety by learning from mistakes. Blog The Integration Transformation Fund: the foundation of a genuinely integrated system or just another brick in the wall? Expectations for the Integrated Transformation Fund are high, but will it actually help to deliver integrated care when the system is so under pressure? Blog Creating cultures that put patients first The culture that patients are treated in is the one that we all work in, and if we are to learn from Francis and truly improve the NHS, it starts with us, says Donna Willis. Blog Why do people find it so hard to speak out in the interests of patients? Health care staff are usually motivated to enter their professions by a desire to make a difference for patients and service users. Why then, do they find it so hard to speak up for patients when they see care that does not meet satisfactory standards? Blog A radically different approach is needed to improve London's NHS The financial and service challenges facing the NHS in London will not be met by the new NHS organisations established in April. This is the stark conclusion of our updated analysis of health care in London. Blog What next for health and social care in England? Chris Ham introduces our Commission on the future of health and social care in England, explaining that the divison between the NHS and social care established in 1948 is no longer fit for purpose. Blog Beyond Dilnot: the need for wider reform The new Care Bill is a breakthrough for social care funding, as for the first time, there will be a limit on how much people have to pay for their care. But there are still dangers in the proposed system. Blog Service reconfiguration – trapped in Groundhog Day? The protracted process around the proposed closure of the children’s heart surgery unit at Leeds is the latest example of the difficulties associated with delivering change in the NHS. Is there a way through this? Blog The government’s response to Francis: will it lead to an improvement in quality of care? Nigel Edwards shares his thoughts on the government's response to the Francis Inquiry report. Blog Reforming social care funding: a step in the right direction? What does today's announcement from Jeremy Hunt mean for social care funding? Richard Humphries considers the key points in his new blog. Blog Will 2013 be the year of meaningful public engagement with service change? The focus of the Royal College of Surgeon’s new report on engagement with the public on service change is very welcome, but will it translate into a genuinely different dialogue at a local level? Blog A healthy debate? The US and English health systems Ruth Thorlby considers the differences between the English and the American health system, as the NHS is used in the political debate over health reform in the US. Blog Social care: time for a political consensus In his blog, Niall Dickson comments on the recently published social care Green Paper, 'Shaping the Future of Care Together'. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.