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 General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions Maternity services Mental health New models of care Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Accountable care Clinical commissioning groups Clinical leadership Health and wellbeing boards Integrated care Local service design Quality improvement System leadership Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Children and young people Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Technology and data Policy, finance and performance Commissioning and contracting Devolution Governance and regulation (-) Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2010 (-) 2011 (-) 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Blog Evolution or revolution: the story behind the Health and Social Care Act 2012 Following Nicholas Timmins's book on the story of NHS reform, Anna Dixon looks at the events that led to the Act reaching the statute book. 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Blog Don't oversimplify the debate on NHS reform Chris Ham puts forward the argument that the complexity and importance of the issues at stake cannot be reduced to the simple question, are you for or against the Bill? Blog Opposition to the Health and Social Care Bill: an Arab Spring for the NHS? With the Royal College of Nursing announcing their opposition to the Health and Social Care Bill recently, Chris Ham considers the next steps for the health reforms. Blog Commonwealth Fund survey: if the NHS is doing well, why is it changing? As a new Commonwealth Fund survey reflects a positive light on the NHS, Chris Ham asks why we are still moving forward so quickly with health reforms? Blog Do actions speak louder than words on competition? Will amendments to the Health and Social Care Bill affecting the role of the Co-operation and Competition Panel and Monitor truly affect competition in the NHS? Blog The new-look Health and Social Care Bill: what are the next steps for clinical commissioning groups? Paul Zollinger-Read asks if the pause in the Health and Social Care Bill is welcomed by clinical commissioning groups or do they want to get on with the NHS reforms? Blog Did Labour's Spearhead health inequalities policy miss the target but hit the point? Will the health reforms and the formation of Public Health England help to address health inequalities in England? David Buck investigates in our blog. Blog Are we looking at reform through the wrong end of the telescope? Should the Health and Social Care Bill be focusing on the reform of GPs as providers instead of on GPs as commissioners? Candace Imison takes a look at the changes to NHS reforms. Blog Holding the NHS to account Has the government really listened to opinion on the Health and Social Care Bill? And if so, how will any new system of commissioning be held accountable? Blog Coalition government and health: one year on A year ago, few people would have guessed we would have a coalition of Liberal Democrats and Conservatives. So what has been the impact on reforming the NHS? Blog Are health and wellbeing boards part of the solution? One aspect of the Health and Social Care Bill that has attracted remarkably little controversy is the proposal for health and wellbeing boards. But are they really part of the solution? Blog A chance to go back to basics on health and social care reform? The decision to conduct a listening exercise for the Health and Social Care Bill creates an opportunity to revisit the problems the Bill is intended to address. Blog Providers need to get their act together while commissioners look the other way The NHS is already implementing radical changes to commissioning, but GP consortia are not commissioning services yet: what should health care providers do in the meantime? Blog Paradoxes in the debate about the Health and Social Care Bill Anna Dixon asks if the reforms in the Health and Social Care Bill are revolutionary or simply an evolution of the previous government's policy. Blog Ten questions to ask about the Health and Social Care Bill As the Health and Social Care Bill is due to be published, we look ahead to see what key issues need to be resolved, including regulation and commissioning. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.