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 Public health Mental health General practice Adult social care Community services Emergency care End-of-life care Hospital care Long-term conditions Maternity services Sexual health care New models of care Cancer services Leadership, systems and organisations Integrated care Local service design Accountable care Clinical leadership (-) Equality and diversity Health and wellbeing boards Clinical commissioning groups Workforce and skills Voluntary and community sector System leadership Sustainability and transformation plans Quality improvement Patient leadership Patients, people and society Patient experience Technology and data Volunteers Patient safety Patient involvement Older people Housing Health inequalities Children and young people Carers Public opinion Policy, finance and performance Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation NHS finances Health and Social Care Act 2012 (-) Better Care Fund Social care finances Performance Productivity NHS five year forward view Devolution Brexit Access to care General election 2017 NHS long-term plan Year 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Blog Working beneath the surface: supporting leadership in complex times As a newly-appointed co-director of our Top Manager Programme for senior leaders in health and social care, Mandip Randhawa shares her insights into why this type of programme is increasingly necessary and relevant in today’s context. Blog Diversity should be a strategic priority Suzie Bailey explores diversity in the NHS – and why there is still more to do. Blog The gender pay gap: what now? Deborah Ward explores some of the factors behind the gender pay gap in the health and care sector and what can be done to address them. Blog Closing the gap on BME representation in NHS leadership: not rocket science Mandip Randhawa explores how to address inequality experienced by staff from a black and minority ethnic background in the NHS. Library blog London calling: health and inequalities in the capital Kathy Johnson explores the London Programme: a co-ordinated programme of development work and grant giving set up by the Fund in 1979 with the aim of improving health care in the capital. Blog Allocating social care funds: difficult decisions ahead The extra £2 billion for adult social care announced in the Spring Budget will be gratefully received, but local councils now face tough choices about where to allocate the money. Richard Humphries considers the context. Blog A mixed bag of results from the NHS Staff Survey Marcus Powell explores the NHS staff survey results and finds areas of excellence alongside areas for concern. Blog Developing women’s leadership on the road to gender parity Susie Perks-Baker says that women need to learn to take care of themselves, as well as others, on their journey to the top. 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 Are opportunities still limited for black and minority ethnic staff in health care leadership? Vijaya Nath reflects on the issues raised in a recent round-table event on how the NHS can better enable black and minority ethnic staff to achieve their potential as leaders. Blog Discrimination and NHS staff: stepping bravely into the grey Mandip Kaur asks how we can have open and honest conversations about difference and what it is like to be discriminated against. Blog Recognising the experience of BME staff: a reason to hope for better While there is still much more to do to achieve equality for those from diverse backgrounds who aspire to leadership roles in health and care, there is reason for hope, says Vijaya Nath. Library blog Equality and diversity in the NHS: The King's Fund's work over the years Kirsty Morrison looks at the history of equality and diversity in the NHS, and The King's Fund's work on this issue. Blog Inclusion and diversity in the NHS: let’s be bigger and bolder As the evidence base for the economic advantage of diversity grows, the NHS ignores it at its peril, says Mandip Kaur. Blog #MakeItHappen this International Women’s Day International Women’s Day 2015 urges everyone around the world to #MakeItHappen. Both genders must be involved and technology can help us achieve gender equality at pace. Blog Advancing women in medicine: how can we move from rhetoric to action? At our recent summit we heard from women and men who have taken action, taken on organisations and started to make the progress we need to advance women in medicine, but there is still much more to do. Blog The Better Care Fund: will the plans work? The government expects councils and NHS partners to achieve way too much, with too little, too soon, says Richard Humphries. Blog ‘Herstory’: the barriers facing women in health and care Leaders across health and care agree that much more needs to be done to address the low representation of women in senior medical leadership roles. Blog Better Care Fund, better read the small print? Although earlier rumours of the demise of the Better Care Fund – the government’s £3.8 billion pooled fund to promote integrated care – have turned out to be greatly exaggerated, the significance of the government’s latest announcement about the fund should not be. Blog NHS Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week: more than shining a light? Mandip Kaur reflects on Roger Kline's report on discrimination in NHS governance and leadership in London, and her own experience, to call for more action on difference and inclusion in the NHS. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.