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 End-of-life care General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Accountable care Clinical leadership Integrated care Local service design (-) Quality improvement Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Carers Patient experience Patient involvement (-) Patient safety Technology and data Policy, finance and performance Access to care Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances Performance Productivity (-) Social care finances Year 2009 (-) 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Blog Mid Staffordshire: a hospital that lost its way Stephen Moss, Chair of Mid Staffordshire, spoke at our conference this week about the lessons he had learnt from the 'story of a hospital that lost its way'. Blog Are GPs ready to enter the world of quality improvement? Understanding how the quality of care can be sustained and improved in general practice has been a core concern of the GP Inquiry commissioned by The King's Fund. Blog Anticipating the Spending Review The government has pledged to ring-fence the NHS budget from real-terms reductions, so in one sense the spending review is a done deal. Or is it? Blog Quality accounts are out: how does your trust shape up? Quality accounts are intended to achieve two things - to increase boards' focus on quality, and to provide greater public accountability for quality. Blog The June Budget: swings and roundabouts for the NHS? As expected, George Osborne’s first budget set out a combination of spending cuts and tax increases, but how will the NHS be affected? Blog GPs must embrace the quality revolution General practice lies at the heart of the new coalition government's plans for reform of the NHS in England. Blog Tough call on social care costs Could the impending general election be the first where social care is a key campaigning issue? Don't expect cross-party consensus yet, warns Richard Humphries. Blog Are Labour's policies to blame for poor cancer survival rates? The government says that UK cancer survival rates are amongst the worst in Europe and proof of the need for change. What do the comparative statistics tell us? Blog We can't go on like this The impression given that 'free care' of the elderly can be achieved without costs or trade-offs is not a solid foundation on which to build the reform of care. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.