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 Mental health New models of care Public health Leadership, systems and organisations (-) Accountable care 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 Health inequalities Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Population health Public opinion Technology and data Volunteers Policy, finance and performance Better Care Fund Brexit Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances NHS five year forward view NHS long-term plan (-) Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 (-) 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 (-) 2019 Blog Inside England’s first accident and emergency department for older people With accident and emergency performance reaching new lows across England, one NHS hospital is taking an innovative approach to meet the needs of its older patients. Blog Theresa May: credit where it is due? As Theresa May formally steps down as Conservative leader, Nicholas Timmins considers whether history will remember her legacy on health kindly. Blog A new trend in elective hip surgery? After more than a decade of steady growth, the number of elective hip procedures is in decline. Deborah Ward and Lillie Wenzel unpack this surprising trend. Blog Saving lives, supporting communities: The role of volunteers in ambulance services Volunteers are involved in providing vital frontline care and support to ambulance services. Helen Gilburt explains how these roles are developing and diversifying to meet the wider needs of the NHS as a whole. Blog The NHS misses its new target for planned elective care Siva Anandaciva considers the shift in priorities for the elective care waiting list and outlines three key considerations for developing a new strategy: how to best measure waiting times, setting realistic targets and the importance of short waits for patients. Blog Spare change: the public and NHS funding Is the NHS adequately funded, and how should funding be raised? Harry Evans explores the findings of the British Social Attitudes survey on public attitudes towards NHS funding and taxation. Blog What does the public think about the NHS and Brexit? Will leaving the European Union be good or bad for the NHS? Beccy Baird explores the results of the BSA survey, which asked members of the public what they think Brexit will mean for the health service. Blog Why is public satisfaction with the NHS still falling? Ruth Robertson explores the factors behind why public satisfaction with the NHS is still falling, despite 2018's funding boost. 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 After the hard truths, the hard actions Whichever way you look at it, responding to Francis and the associated reports was going to be a challenging balancing act for the government. Blog The NHS workforce: how do we balance cost-effectiveness with safety? Professor James Buchan explores how NHS reforms have affected the health and social care workforce, and the importance of maintaining the balance between safety and cost-effectiveness. Blog The Keogh Review: a welcome return to 2008 As the NHS now enters its 66th year, how far have we got towards Darzi's vision of clinical and organisational leaders collecting data on quality and using it to continuously improve care? Blog Show us your data, doctors Ninety-two doctors have been in the news recently over their decision to opt out of the government's plan to publish outcomes data for named consultants. But is publishing outcomes like this the right thing to do? Blog Managing expectations in health services: over-promising and under-delivering? In his latest blog post, David Oliver argues that new NHS initiatives should be tested for a longer period of time in order to deliver better outcomes across the board. Blog Are accident and emergency attendances increasing? Pressures on accident and emergency departments have hit the headlines recently. But what are the facts about A&E attendances? Blog Can we keep up with the demand for urgent and emergency care? With the urgent and emergency care system under severe pressure, Nigel Edwards looks at how the problems around increasing demand could be addressed. Blog Politics and satisfaction with the NHS Are the public's views about the NHS, in particular their satisfaction with the NHS, shaped, influenced or, in some way, linked to support for or identification with political parties? Blog Will a single rating for hospitals limit or support patient choice? Anna Dixon gives her thoughts on the Nuffield Trust's health and social care ratings review into whether there should be a summary rating for hospitals and other care providers. Blog The increasing demands on Accident and Emergency departments: no easy answers While demands on accident and emergency departments have always received great attention, Robert Royce highlights that many are still struggling to cope. Blog Are delayed transfers a growing problem? While long-term trends in delayed transfers of care might be reducing, our latest quarterly monitoring report revealed some concerns from NHS finance directors. James Thompson explores the figures in his blog. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.