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 General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions Mental health New models of care Public health Sexual health care Leadership, systems and organisations Accountable care Equality and diversity Integrated care Local service design Quality improvement Sustainability and transformation plans System leadership Voluntary and community sector (-) Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Children and young people Health inequalities Housing Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Population health (-) Public opinion Technology and data Volunteers Policy, finance and performance Access to care Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances NHS five year forward view NHS long-term plan Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 (-) 2018 2019 Blog Volunteers in NHS hospitals: developing the infrastructure to support them is a win-win The role of volunteers in the NHS cannot be overstated, but good management is essential to making sure they provide NHS staff with the support they need. Blog Developing NHS trust chief executives – where do chairs fit in? The relationship between the chair and chief executive of NHS organisations is critical in growing the great leaders we need and that the public pay for and deserve, says Peter Lachecki. Blog Diversity should be a strategic priority Suzie Bailey explores diversity in the NHS – and why there is still more to do. Blog Getting the right leadership in place Rt Hon Jacqui Smith argues that getting the right leadership team in place – and keeping them there – is crucial for NHS trusts. Blog Through the eyes of GP trainees: workforce of the future What is driving the workforce crisis in general practice? Mike Nosa-Ehima looks for answers in the results of our survey of GP trainees. Blog Is our love for the NHS bad for our health? On the 70th anniversary of the NHS, Dan Wellings considers whether public affection for our health service is blinding us to its imperfections and the lack of investment in other essential services such as public health and social care. Blog Transformational change in health and care: five small steps to make a big difference Durka Dougall considers how five small steps can make a big difference in strengthening transformational change. Blog The 10-year strategy for the health and care workforce Which issues need to be considered when formulating the new NHS and social care workforce strategy? Here, Richard Murray gathers ideas from a recent roundtable event at the Fund. Blog NHS70 – can you love something too much? With the 70th anniversary of the NHS fast approaching, organisations in the sector are busy preparing all sorts of activity to mark the occasion. Katie Mantell considers what we want to achieve in the longer term. Blog How can the NHS work effectively with patients and the public? In a guest blog for our NHS and the public project, Ceinwen Giles asks what patient involvement could mean for the NHS. 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. Blog Let’s be frank about the NHS In a guest blog for our NHS and the public project, Laura Fulcher asks whether it’s time for NHS leaders to acknowledge that the public must be involved in improving the NHS. Blog Clinical salesmanship and better information: making the most of digital technology in the NHS David Maguire shares some early findings from our upcoming report on managing digital change in health and social care. Blog It’s not about the money: staff engagement comes first Michael West explores the link between staff engagement, high-quality care and financial performance. Blog Public satisfaction with GP services drops to lowest level in 35 years Ruth Robertson considers why public satisfaction with GP services has dropped to its lowest level in 35 years. Blog Social care needs political support and better workforce planning Alex Baylis calls for a more strategic approach to developing the social care workforce. Blog Five ways to improve junior doctor morale With dissatisfaction among junior doctors reaching unprecedented levels, Bilal Sahib suggests five ways of improving morale that can be implemented locally. Blog Nursing student numbers: should we panic yet? David Maguire asks whether withdrawing the bursary for student nursing has resulted in more trainee nurses. Blog Public expectations of the NHS In a guest blog for our NHS and the public project, Bobby Duffy, Managing Director of Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute, explores public expectations of the NHS and other public services. Blog Not to be sniffed at: flu vaccination for NHS staff What more could the NHS do to improve flu vaccination uptake among staff? Bilal Sahib looks at the options. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.