Blog Comment and analysis on the key issues in health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: All blogs All blogs Blogs Library blogs Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page Topics Health and care services Public health Mental health General practice Adult social care Community services Emergency care End-of-life care Hospital care Long-term conditions Maternity services Sexual health care New models of care Cancer services Leadership, systems and organisations Integrated care Local service design Accountable care Clinical leadership Equality and diversity Health and wellbeing boards Clinical commissioning groups Workforce and skills Voluntary and community sector System leadership Sustainability and transformation plans Quality improvement Patient leadership Patients, people and society Patient experience Technology and data Volunteers Patient safety Patient involvement Older people Housing Health inequalities Children and young people Carers Public opinion Population health Policy, finance and performance Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation NHS finances Health and Social Care Act 2012 Better Care Fund Social care finances Performance Productivity NHS five year forward view Devolution Brexit Access to care General election 2017 NHS long-term plan Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Blog How does the NHS compare internationally on its spending and key resources? The UK health care system is not alone in the challenges it faces. What can we learn from how other countries have equipped themselves to deal with a growing and ageing population and changing health care needs? Blog NHS medicines provision: a tricky balancing act With medicines spending growing at a time of NHS funding restraint, difficult choices lie ahead for policy-makers. Leo Ewbank assesses the current situation and looks at what the future may hold. Blog Talking about the ‘return on investment of public health’: why it’s important to get it right David Buck sets out concerns about how the ‘return on investment of public health’ is being widely misinterpreted and why we all need to be clearer and more consistent about what we mean when using that term. Blog NHS70 – can you love something too much? With the 70th anniversary of the NHS fast approaching, organisations in the sector are busy preparing all sorts of activity to mark the occasion. Katie Mantell considers what we want to achieve in the longer term. Blog The perpetual winter’s tale Matthew Kershaw looks at the ongoing pressure on NHS performance and calls for action to ensure that the situation during the winter crisis does not become the new normal. Blog Improving population mental health: five lessons from Liverpool Chris Naylor shares key lessons from a recent event in Liverpool on better mental health programmes. Blog Reforming social care is about more than funding Simon Bottery considers the priorities for the upcoming social care Green Paper. Blog How can the NHS work effectively with patients and the public? In a guest blog for our NHS and the public project, Ceinwen Giles asks what patient involvement could mean for the NHS. Blog Prime Minister’s promise of extra funding for the NHS raises questions about how much, when and how? Following welcome news of a new funding settlement for the NHS, Chris Ham explores some of the remaining unanswered questions. Blog Housing: a home for STPs looking to influence the wider determinants of health David Buck considers how sustainability and transformation partnerships can make more of the housing sector’s contribution to improving health. Blog A progress report on integrated care systems Catch up on progress being made in integrated care systems around the country. Chris Ham covers the latest developments. Blog Closing the gap on BME representation in NHS leadership: not rocket science Mandip Randhawa explores how to address inequality experienced by staff from a black and minority ethnic background in the NHS. Blog Let’s be frank about the NHS In a guest blog for our NHS and the public project, Laura Fulcher asks whether it’s time for NHS leaders to acknowledge that the public must be involved in improving the NHS. Blog Clinical salesmanship and better information: making the most of digital technology in the NHS David Maguire shares some early findings from our upcoming report on managing digital change in health and social care. Blog Achieving a balance between quality, access and money Focusing on just one of these priorities can seem more straightforward, but that is not the reality of life for NHS leaders and is not the right approach, says Matthew Kershaw. Library blog Health and care: no stupid questions If you could ask any question about health care, what would it be? Deena Maggs gives an insight into the enquiries that our Information and Knowledge Services team receive. Blog It’s not about the money: staff engagement comes first Michael West explores the link between staff engagement, high-quality care and financial performance. Blog Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision – our response Helen Gilburt evaluates the government's plan to transform children and young people's mental health provision. Blog Multiple unhealthy risk factors: why they matter and how practice is changing Harry Evans discusses why we need to take a holistic approach to supporting behaviour change and looks at how services are innovating to tackle multiple unhealthy risk factors. Blog Is transformation in the NHS really transformational? Mandip Randhawa considers whether the NHS has the tools for effective change. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.