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 Leadership, systems and organisations Patients, people and society Patient experience Policy, finance and performance Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation NHS finances Productivity Year (-) 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Blog Quality in a cold climate: is the NHS on course? Last week saw the publication of the NHS Operating Framework for 2009/10, with details of PCT allocations and a new formula for calculating those allocations. Blog World class commissioning: a catalyst for change? As PCTs face formal judgement of their commissioning skills, The King's Fund offers its views on the new world class commissioning assurance system. Blog Getting quality from the regulators Deciding who does what will be vital if we're to get a quality service from the regulators. Niall Dickson reflects on the new role of the Care Quality Commission. Blog Let's broaden the debate on top-ups Prof. Mike Richards has a challenge to resolve the dilemmas surrounding top-ups; Anna Dixon argues that it needs to be set in a wider context of rationing. Blog Making Darzi's vision a reality The NHS Next Stage Review outlines sensible measures to transform patient care, but Niall Dickson argues that real cultural change is needed in the health service. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.