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 Public health Mental health General practice Adult social care Community services Emergency care Hospital care Long-term conditions Maternity services New models of care Leadership, systems and organisations Integrated care Local service design Accountable care Clinical leadership Clinical commissioning groups Workforce and skills Voluntary and community sector Quality improvement Patients, people and society Patient experience Technology and data Patient safety Patient involvement Older people Policy, finance and performance Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation NHS finances (-) Health and Social Care Act 2012 Social care finances Performance Productivity Devolution 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. Blog Do local voluntary organisations hold the key to improving health outcomes? Lisa Weaks argues that it is often small community-based charities' understanding of local need and how they work across services that allows them to be so effective. Blog The Health and Social Care Act: what next for the NHS? How does the Health and Social Care Act differ from Lansley's original plans? And what challenges will the NHS face now as the Act is implemented? Blog Should GPs be given statutory commissioning roles? Many aspects of the NHS reforms have given rise to debate, but one of the most controversial has been whether GPs should have responsibility for commissioning. Blog Do we need national outcomes strategies? The variability in the quality of neurological services is clear. Catherine Foot asks if national strategies solve the problem. 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. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.