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Blog Can the NHS and social care be expected to withstand financial pressures as police and defence services have in the past? Ahead of next week's Autumn Statement, Nicholas Timmins compares the financial pressures currently facing the health and care system with those weathered by other sectors in the past. Blog The training and development needs of the health charity sector: what 20 years' experience tells us As the 2017 GSK IMPACT Awards open for applications, programme manager Lisa Weaks considers what we've learnt about the training and development needs of the health charity sector. Blog Dealing with NHS financial pressures – what do the public think? Ruth Robertson and John Appleby examine data from NatCen's British Social Attitudes survey to reveal what the public think about the NHS and its financial problems. Blog Three versions of the NHS As health care leaders gather this week for the NHS Confederation annual conference, Chris Ham reflects on different versions of the NHS and how these can be combined to secure a sustainable future for the health service. Blog How do the health care systems in the United Kingdom compare with others internationally? Sarah Gregory discusses how the health care systems in the United Kingdom compare with those in other countries and asks how we can share ideas and learning. Blog Realising the untapped potential of volunteering in health and care As we announce the winners of this year's GSK IMPACT Awards, programme manager Lisa Weaks considers the invaluable role that volunteering plays in health and care. Blog Challenges ahead for the newly established NHS Improvement NHS Improvement aims to deliver better healthcare, transformed care delivery and sustainable finances. With the official launch on 1 April 2016, Richard Murray considers the challenges it faces. Blog Cascading leadership skills – a new model for the voluntary and community sector? This week saw the launch of Cascading Leadership, a new programme linked with the GSK IMPACT Awards, designed to extend leadership development opportunities across the voluntary and community sector. Programme manager Lisa Weaks discusses its potential. Blog The story behind the figures: what NHS finance directors are telling us With the financial outlook for the NHS looking bleak, Joni Jabbal explores what finance directors are telling us about the real-life detail behind the figures. Blog A social movement for health? It’s already here – it’s called volunteering David Buck looks at what data from the British Social Attitudes survey tells us about the diversity and scale of volunteering in health and care services. Blog What is happening to NHS waiting times? Richard Murray looks at some of the most revealing statistics from the NHS England Combined performance summary published last week. Blog Reasons for being (dis)satisfied with the NHS John Appleby looks at new data from the British Social Attitudes survey to understand why people are satisfied or dissatisfied with the NHS. Blog Using patient feedback to drive improvement Joni Jabbal looks at what enables NHS acute trusts to take data from inpatient surveys, understand it, work with it, and use it to improve patient experience overall. Blog Do the public still trust doctors and nurses? Do the public still trust doctors and nurses to deliver high-quality care and put patients, interests first, or could high-profile failings and inspection results have contributed to a change in public opinion? Blog Delayed transfers of care: join the queue Delayed transfers of care, where patients are ready to return home or transfer to another form of care but still occupy a hospital bed, are a hot topic of discussion right now. So what does the latest data tell us? Blog Does the NHS need more ratings? Last week, Jeremy Hunt announced the government's plans to introduce Ofsted-style ratings for CCGs, to help fill what he called the transparency gap in the NHS. But are more ratings really what the NHS needs? Blog How can the performance of local health systems be assessed? Chris Ham reflects on the findings of our review for the Department of Health, which recommends radical simplification and better alignment of existing frameworks for assessing performance in the NHS. Blog A new way of measuring hospital productivity: what does it add? Lord Carter's interim report on the productivity of NHS providers includes a new method of comparing operating costs: the Adjusted Treatment Index (ATI). But how will it work, and what does it add? Blog No more inner Stalin: can Jeremy Hunt deliver his vision for the NHS? The headlines that preceded Jeremy Hunt’s speech at the Fund may have focused on seven-day working, but what he had to say about his approach to reform is likely to be of greater interest to leaders within the NHS. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.