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 Long-term conditions Mental health New models of care Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Clinical commissioning groups Clinical leadership 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 Health inequalities Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Population health Public opinion Technology and data Volunteers Policy, finance and performance Brexit Commissioning and contracting Health and Social Care Act 2012 (-) NHS finances NHS five year forward view NHS long-term plan Performance (-) Productivity Social care finances Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 (-) 2019 Blog NHS admin: how does it affect patient experience? NHS administrative processes and staff have an important role to play in delivering care. But what happens when administration is poor? What impact can it have on patient experience? As we begin our new project on NHS administration, Lillie Wenzel shares the findings from our early work. Blog The Spending Round: what does it mean for health and care? Sally Warren considers what the government’s one-year spending round will mean for the NHS, public health and adult social care. Blog Looking ahead to the Spending Review Sally Warren considers the importance of the upcoming Spending Review for health and social care and outlines how the numbers are only part of the funding problem. Blog Making local government finance even more local How might prospective changes to local government finance impact on health and wellbeing? Sally Warren considers how two changes will affect how local authorities are able to raise funds and meet the needs of their populations. Blog What has a pensions tax crisis got to do with your hip operation? Siva Anandaciva explores how changes to pensions tax policy are exacerbating workforce issues in the NHS and having a real impact on patient experience, as clinicians and managers are not taking on additional work. 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 The NHS and climate change: a decade of distraction As the realities of climate change become ever clearer, Chris Naylor explores how the NHS has responded to the challenge so far, and why it needs to do more to overcome the ‘tyranny of now’. Blog NICE at 20: a cause for celebration Nicholas Timmins celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and considers the challenges ahead. Blog The NHS needs to be more productive – or is it more efficient? Stop reading this and get back to work – you need to be more productive. Or is it more efficient? David Maguire explores the difference between productivity and efficiency in the NHS long-term plan. Blog 2019: handling the uncertainty Richard Murray reflects on the opportunities and challenges that 2019 may bring, as well as the need for flexibility in the face of uncertainty. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.