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 Emergency care General practice Hospital care Maternity services Mental health (-) Public health Leadership, systems and organisations (-) Clinical commissioning groups Clinical leadership Health and wellbeing boards Integrated care Local service design 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 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 Three challenges facing clinical commissioning groups Chris Ham asks what can clinical commissioning groups learn from medical practices in California. Blog Obesity and public health: a taxing issue David Buck questions whether a 'fat tax' would help or hinder the government's attempts to curb obesity in England. Blog Blink and you missed it: the public health command paper The recent public health Command Paper, Healthy lives, healthy people: Update & way forward, was underwhelming in its recommendations, according to David Buck. 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 Our health depends on it: the Health Select Committee pauses for thought on public health With the Department of Health responding to the consultations on 'Healthy Lives, Healthy People' soon the Health Select Committee is looking at public health reforms Blog Incentivising public health in primary care: learning from the QOF Good primary care is critical to public health and tackling inequalities. So how has the QOF incentivisation scheme in primary care impacted on public health? Blog Shove and nudge: the Tobacco Control Plan and the Responsibility Deal Is the nation being nudged or shoved into making better health choices? What can we learn from the government's Tobacco Control Plan and the Responsibility Deal? Blog How will the Budget affect the state of our health? Public spending must be cut to create the right conditions to deliver growth and innovation in the private sector. But how will this affect health and wellbeing? Blog The Big Society: nudging the public towards better health How important is changing social norms to the success of health behaviour change? David Buck discusses his findings from the health and the Big Society event. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.