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 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 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. Blog What now for social care? Widespread dismay greeted the omission of any reference in the 2016 Autumn Statement to the perilous state of social care funding. Richard Humphries looks at the options available. Blog Involving patients and the public in developing STPs With recent discussion around the lack of patient and public involvement in the development of STPs so far, Mark Doughty considers how this can be addressed moving forward. Blog Co-production: an inconvenient truth? Jane McGrath of community interest company West London Collaborative sets out what distinguishes true co-production from patient involvement. Blog A new and powerful relationship with patients Marcus Powell considers how, in a digital world, patients can embrace the opportunity to become partners and share in the decision-making that affects their care. Blog Challenging traditional relationships and embracing shared decision-making After a busy few days at NHS Confederation conference, Marcus Powell reflects on how the health service can build a new relationship with patients. Blog Three challenges for clinical leaders in 2016 With January now having drawn to a close, Vijaya Nath takes the opportunity to review the challenges for clinical leaders in the year ahead. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.