Blog Comment and analysis on the key issues in health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: All blogs All blogs Blogs Library 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 Maternity services Mental health New models of care Public health Sexual health care Leadership, systems and organisations (-) Accountable care Clinical commissioning groups Clinical leadership Equality and diversity Integrated care Local service design Patient leadership Quality improvement Sustainability and transformation plans System leadership Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Carers Children and young people Health inequalities Housing Older people (-) Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Technology and data Volunteers Policy, finance and performance Access to care Better Care Fund Brexit Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation NHS finances NHS five year forward view Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 (-) 2016 2017 2018 2019 Blog Demand and activity in the NHS: still rising As we publish our new briefing, Richard Murray considers the wider context of increasing demand and activity in English hospitals. Library blog Producing quality patient information Lynsey Hawker looks through The King's Fund's archive to explore how guidance on what constitutes good-quality patient information has changed over the years. Blog Listening to feedback in maternity services As local areas prepare to take forward the recommendations of the national maternity review, Lillie Wenzel considers the role of user feedback in driving improvements in maternity 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 Interoperability and the NHS: are they incompatible? Ensuring different IT systems work efficiently together is essential for improving integrated care for patients in the health and social care systems. David Maguire considers progress to date and future challenges. Library blog Careless talk costs lives: noise in hospitals Hong-Anh Nguyen explores the Fund's historical work on improving patient experience, including the issue of noise in hospitals. 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 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. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.