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 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 Health and wellbeing boards 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 Population health Public opinion Technology and data Volunteers Policy, finance and performance Access to care Better Care Fund Brexit Commissioning and contracting Devolution General election 2017 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 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Blog Healthy New Towns: how the NHS can help create healthy places As NHS England publish the key learnings from its Healthy New Towns Programme, Alex Baylis explains why The King’s Fund has been involved in this work and how it links with our vision for population health. Blog Rekindling hope in public services Ahead of the publication of our report on the Wigan Deal, Chris Naylor explores how devolving power to frontline staff and service users can create the positive culture needed for improvement. Blog A significant moment for general practice A new five-year contract for general practice has been announced, with an increase in funding and plans to transform GP services. Beccy Baird and Anna Charles give their take on the key things you need to know. Blog The NHS long-term plan: five things you need to know The NHS long-term plan has been launched and long it indeed is, in every sense of the word, clocking in at a weighty 120 pages. Here’s my take on the top five things you need to know. Blog Social prescribing: a part of something bigger Beccy Baird highlights how social prescribing must fit within a well-connected and sufficiently-funded system if it is to be successful. Blog Prevention and early action are key to positive, healthy outcomes The ‘radical shift in approach’ towards preventive care proposed by Health Secretary Matt Hancock would align with the goals of many in the charity sector who have long been promoting prevention and early action. But will he put his money where his mouth is? Blog What should the NHS long-term plan say about STPs and ICSs? Is the integration of health and social care moving too fast for the current legal framework? Chris Ham identifies five steps to support the continuing transformation by aligning regulation, policy and practice. Blog How can community involvement reduce health inequalities? Can community involvement in Morecambe Bay help reduce health inequalities that have existed over decades? Blog Planning for a national centre for arts and health Sarah Gregory explores the issues around co-producing a plan to establish a national centre for arts and health. Blog Second’s out, round two: Is the government’s latest childhood obesity plan a knockout? Less than a year since its underwhelming first attempt, the government has just released round two of its plan for childhood obesity. What has the government learned since the last time round and is it still pulling its punches? Blog What can cities in England learn from other countries about population health? As we publish a new report on population health, Chris Naylor asks whether it is time for cities to have more powers to improve the health of their populations. Blog Non-executive directors and integrated care: time to think system Richard Humphries considers how non-executive directors of NHS trusts can contribute to integrated care efforts. Blog What has the STP or ICS ever done for me? Chris Ham reflects on the progress in ICSs and STPs so far and assesses what they have achieved. Blog Prime Minister’s promise of extra funding for the NHS raises questions about how much, when and how? Following welcome news of a new funding settlement for the NHS, Chris Ham explores some of the remaining unanswered questions. Blog A progress report on integrated care systems Catch up on progress being made in integrated care systems around the country. Chris Ham covers the latest developments. Blog Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision – our response Helen Gilburt evaluates the government's plan to transform children and young people's mental health provision. Blog Multiple unhealthy risk factors: why they matter and how practice is changing Harry Evans discusses why we need to take a holistic approach to supporting behaviour change and looks at how services are innovating to tackle multiple unhealthy risk factors. Blog Transforming general practice through volunteering In a guest blog to accompany our volunteering report, Kay Keane shares her experience of developing a community-centred general practice approach through building a community of volunteers. Blog What does the future hold for integrated care systems? What does the change from accountable care systems to integrated care systems mean? Chris Ham draws on the Fund’s work to clarify what is happening. Blog Making the most of our assets: the time has come to realise the full potential of community services In the context of the current unprecedented pressures on the NHS, it is now more important than ever that everyone involved in the health and care system pays proper attention to community services and all they have to offer. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.