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 Leadership, systems and organisations Clinical commissioning groups Clinical leadership Equality and diversity Health and wellbeing boards Integrated care Local service design Patient leadership Quality improvement Sustainability and transformation plans System leadership (-) Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Health inequalities Housing Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Technology and data Volunteers Policy, finance and performance Access to care Better Care Fund Commissioning and contracting Devolution Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances NHS five year forward view Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2010 2011 2012 (-) 2013 2014 (-) 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Blog Is it time to look at the third sector afresh? Let the third sector be round the table when plans for communities are being shaped, says our guest blogger Sarah Swindley, Chief Executive of Lancashire Women’s Centres. Blog Improving mental health: recognising the vital role of charities There is a long way to go before mental health achieves ‘parity of esteem’ with physical health, and the voluntary and community sector is key to helping address this challenge. Blog Implementing the NHS five year forward view: let’s not forget engaging patients and communities ‘Implementing the Forward View’ is often synonymous with ‘establishing multispecialty community providers and primary and acute care systems’. But this risks leaving behind the more radical chapter of the Forward View – chapter two, on engaging patients and communities. Blog What can leaders within the NHS learn from the voluntary sector? The NHS must find new ways to engage with third sector leaders and learn from the leadership that they bring to their organisations and the wider health system. Blog The crucial role of volunteers in supporting compassionate, high-quality patient care Volunteers are well placed to help organisations meet a number of Francis’s key recommendations, says Claire Mundle. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.