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 Sexual health care Leadership, systems and organisations Accountable care Equality and diversity Integrated care Local service design Quality improvement Sustainability and transformation plans System leadership Voluntary and community sector (-) Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Children and young people Health inequalities Housing Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Population health Public opinion Technology and data Volunteers Policy, finance and performance (-) Access to care 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 Volunteers in NHS hospitals: developing the infrastructure to support them is a win-win The role of volunteers in the NHS cannot be overstated, but good management is essential to making sure they provide NHS staff with the support they need. Blog Developing NHS trust chief executives – where do chairs fit in? The relationship between the chair and chief executive of NHS organisations is critical in growing the great leaders we need and that the public pay for and deserve, says Peter Lachecki. Blog Diversity should be a strategic priority Suzie Bailey explores diversity in the NHS – and why there is still more to do. Blog Getting the right leadership in place Rt Hon Jacqui Smith argues that getting the right leadership team in place – and keeping them there – is crucial for NHS trusts. Blog Through the eyes of GP trainees: workforce of the future What is driving the workforce crisis in general practice? Mike Nosa-Ehima looks for answers in the results of our survey of GP trainees. Blog Transformational change in health and care: five small steps to make a big difference Durka Dougall considers how five small steps can make a big difference in strengthening transformational change. Blog The 10-year strategy for the health and care workforce Which issues need to be considered when formulating the new NHS and social care workforce strategy? Here, Richard Murray gathers ideas from a recent roundtable event at the Fund. Blog NHS medicines provision: a tricky balancing act With medicines spending growing at a time of NHS funding restraint, difficult choices lie ahead for policy-makers. Leo Ewbank assesses the current situation and looks at what the future may hold. Blog Closing the gap on BME representation in NHS leadership: not rocket science Mandip Randhawa explores how to address inequality experienced by staff from a black and minority ethnic background in the NHS. Blog Clinical salesmanship and better information: making the most of digital technology in the NHS David Maguire shares some early findings from our upcoming report on managing digital change in health and social care. Blog It’s not about the money: staff engagement comes first Michael West explores the link between staff engagement, high-quality care and financial performance. Blog Social care needs political support and better workforce planning Alex Baylis calls for a more strategic approach to developing the social care workforce. Blog Five ways to improve junior doctor morale With dissatisfaction among junior doctors reaching unprecedented levels, Bilal Sahib suggests five ways of improving morale that can be implemented locally. Blog Nursing student numbers: should we panic yet? David Maguire asks whether withdrawing the bursary for student nursing has resulted in more trainee nurses. Blog Not to be sniffed at: flu vaccination for NHS staff What more could the NHS do to improve flu vaccination uptake among staff? Bilal Sahib looks at the options. Blog Addressing the emotional realities of the job: compassionate care for the NHS workforce Shilpa Ross and Laura Bennett consider whether organisation-wide forums are helping health care staff to address the emotional impact of their work. Blog Black alerts: for emergencies only? Matthew Kershaw considers whether the frequency of black alerts this winter is putting staff and patients under unsustainable pressure. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.