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 Cancer services Community services Emergency care End-of-life 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 System leadership Voluntary and community sector (-) Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Carers Health inequalities Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Technology and data Volunteers Policy, finance and performance Access to care 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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. 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? Blog Waiting times tracker: analysis of seasonal effects An important issue in understanding trends in waiting times is seasonal variations. John Appleby looks at hospital waiting times in his data blog. Blog The waiting game: what's happening to hospital waiting times? The health White Paper sets out a significant set of reforms for the NHS. We plan to follow the evolution and implementation of these changes and assess their impact. Blog Should clinicians be responsible for the population as well as individuals? Do clinicians have a responsibility to the health of the population as well as to individuals? Anna Dixon argues that GPs need to focus on public health issues. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.