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 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 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 You can't get the staff these days: the shifting NHS workforce In light of our September 2013 quarterly monitoring report, James Thompson investigates the reasons behind the recent decline in the NHS hospital and community health service workforce in England. 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 Let’s hear it for allied health professionals It is impossible to deliver effective care without the crucial contribution of highly trained allied health professionals. Yet, whenever the quality of health care is debated, these vital staff are written out of the conversation. 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 There’s nothing quite like being there All senior civil servants will now be expected to spend the equivalent of four weeks a year with staff and patients in health and social care organisations. But will this lead to a more patient-centred culture? Blog A matter of meaning One of the most effective things NHS leaders can do is to help people see how their work matters or help them articulate for themselves what contribution their work makes, says Liz Saunders. 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 Delivering the workforce of the future Vijaya Nath sums up our discussions on the future health and social care workforce, and looks at the impact of leadership, technology and the shifting patterns of care delivery. Blog Revalidation: opportunity or challenge? Revalidation has been a popular topic in our leadership work with medical directors, GPs and consultants – so what have we learnt so far? Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.