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Widespread dismay greeted the omission of any reference in the 2016 Autumn Statement to the perilous state of social care funding. Richard Humphries looks at the options available. Blog How are the new care model vanguards working to improve outcomes? Professor Don Berwick was appointed to support the new care model vanguards to learn from international best practice. Here, he assesses the progress the vanguards have made to date and considers how to share the lessons learnt. Blog Two years on from the Forward View, is there hope for sustainability and transformation in the NHS? Tom Buckley considers key policy changes in the two years since the publication of the NHS five year forward view, looking at the progress made and the challenges that lie ahead. Blog Marginal gains secured by new care models offer a glimpse of the future Chris Ham reflects on our work with vanguard sites in the new care models programme, in partnership with NHS England and other national bodies, to improve and transform care. Blog Reuniting care As we publish our report on emerging innovations in governance and organisational form for new care models, Ben Collins considers the options for local health care providers looking to collaborate in integrated local systems. Blog District nursing – it’s not just an injection… Rebecca Myers, a community staff nurse in London, shares her thoughts on what good care looks like in district nursing services. Blog Out of the spotlight: what we don’t know about district nursing services How much do we know about district nursing services? Anna Charles reflects on the challenges of assessing the volume and quality of care being delivered in people's homes. Blog Community-based care: an elusive strategy? In the current financial climate, can the NHS shift care from the acute sector into community settings? Richard Murray considers the possibility. Blog The future of social care With the latest NHS England figures for delayed transfers of care reinforcing concerns about the impact of funding restrictions on social care services, Patrick Hall considers working towards better social care provision for future generations. Blog Three versions of the NHS As health care leaders gather this week for the NHS Confederation annual conference, Chris Ham reflects on different versions of the NHS and how these can be combined to secure a sustainable future for the health service. Blog Learning about patients’ experiences of care in their own homes Jo Maybin looks at the challenges and rewards of researching the experiences of older people who receive district nursing care. Blog Are opportunities still limited for black and minority ethnic staff in health care leadership? Vijaya Nath reflects on the issues raised in a recent round-table event on how the NHS can better enable black and minority ethnic staff to achieve their potential as leaders. Blog Action to tackle the growing crisis in health and social care is essential for a sustainable future Chris Ham outlines the proposals set out in our new agenda for action to tackle the growing crisis in health and social care. Blog NHS vanguards – one year on A year on from the identification of 29 vanguard sites for the NHS's new care models programme, Chris Ham reflects on the progress so far. Blog Has Dalton found a way forward for struggling organisations? Encouraging leaders to take on new responsibilities will be challenging at a time when financial pain is driving many organisations to focus inwards rather than outwards, says Chris Naylor. Blog Supporting community providers to manage and improve quality Community services are a vital part of delivering co-ordinated care, and could be the answer to many of the health service’s woes in the future, says Bev Fitzsimons. Blog How will we staff new models of care in the NHS? While many policy-makers focus on organisational structures, it is clear that successful implementation of the NHS five year forward view will hinge on getting the staffing right. 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 ‘Herstory’: the barriers facing women in health and care Leaders across health and care agree that much more needs to be done to address the low representation of women in senior medical leadership roles. 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. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.