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How reliable is the data collected about detentions under the Mental Health Act? Veena Raleigh looks at the data quality issues and their implications. Blog NHS England should work with local leaders and clinicians to explain accountable care NHS England’s plans aim to create opportunities to improve care, not to privatise the NHS by stealth, argues Chris Ham. Library blog The King’s Fund at the turn of the millennium In the final blog in our series celebrating the Fund’s 120th anniversary, Ruth Nitkiewicz looks at the Fund’s work from the late 1990s until recent years. Blog Reducing inequalities in children and young people’s mental health With the publication of the government’s Green Paper on child and adolescent mental health, Jill Roberts looks at how it tackles the issues around inequalities. Blog A conversation with the public: could different be better? As part of our series on the NHS and the public, Professor Keith Willett considers the changing nature of care. Blog Enhancing health in care homes: system leadership in action Building relationships is central to the success of work under way to enhance health in care homes. Susie Perks-Baker looks at how respecting each other’s skills and knowledge can help. Blog The future of the NHS must be settled through constructive argument not adversarial disputes Chris Ham urges national leaders to work together to determine what the NHS can deliver with current funding constraints. Blog Why have improvements in mortality slowed down? Veena Raleigh looks at the current debate around the slow-down in mortality improvements in England and Wales. Blog Devo-London: free at last? London’s devolution deal is the result of years of effort and negotiation. Chris Naylor looks at the opportunities it presents for improving health and care services – and the opportunities it may have missed. Library blog More than the sum of its parts: the integration of The King’s Fund 1987–96 Lynsey Hawker looks at the work of the Fund during a period of significant change, both in health policy and within the Fund itself. Blog Bottom up, top down, middle out: transforming health and care in Greater Manchester Local care organisations in Greater Manchester are working to improve health and care services for their local populations. Anna Charles shares reflections from a learning network of LCO leaders. Blog New care models point to a better future for patients and staff Is rising demand for hospital services inevitable? Chris Ham celebrates the work of new care models that are successfully bending the demand curve. Blog The Budget: is the government listening? Chris Ham calls on the Chancellor to provide more funding for the NHS and social care before it is too late. Blog A reduction in new HIV diagnoses is no reason to reduce effort Alex Baylis calls for effective national and local leadership in HIV services, as new figures show a fall in new diagnoses in gay and bisexual men. Blog A minority government: a chance for NHS leaders to seize the day? Matthew Kershaw looks at the risks and opportunities for the NHS presented by the government’s focus on Brexit. Blog A productive workplace is built on teamwork and a shared vision In a guest blog, Jane Collins looks at how managers and clinicians can work together better to improve productivity and reduce waste. Blog Stopping the blame game around delayed transfers of care Simon Bottery looks at the context behind the latest row on the Better Care Fund and delayed transfers of care. Blog Initiating improvement: the impact of the Care Quality Commission’s approach to inspection In light of the recent National Audit Office report, Rachael Smithson considers the Care Quality Commission’s approach and the ways in which the organisation is having an impact on quality of care. Blog Surviving and thriving as a small health and wellbeing charity Natasha Thomas, Chief Executive of GSK IMPACT Award-winning charity Health Action Local Engagement, reflects on what she has learnt as a charity leader over the past 14 years. Blog Clinical leadership – moving from good will to good practice Durka Dougall looks at the areas in which clinical leadership can make a difference as the health and care system evolves, suggesting that a more strategic and comprehensive approach is needed to meet modern-day needs. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.