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 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 Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Blog Shared data paves the way for creating accountable care systems Harry Evans considers why getting the technology right will be essential if accountable care systems are to succeed. Blog Why aren’t we realising our ambitions for children’s health? Jill Roberts looks at the challenges facing children’s health, and asks what needs to be done to improve the current situation. Library blog New horizons: the birth of the NHS and the changing role of The King's Fund Lynsey Hawker explores how the birth of the NHS created new opportunities for the Fund. Blog Health and social care after the election: what issues still need attention? The political tumult of recent weeks seems to be subsiding and a second snap election appears less likely – for now. Leo Ewbank asks what the new political environment might mean for health and social care. Blog Will the capped expenditure process help keep a lid on NHS finances? Siva Anandaciva asks whether the capped expenditure process is an attempt at a short-term fix for a long-term problem. Blog Championing quality and seizing improvement opportunities: are we getting it right? Durka Dougall argues that improving quality of care for patients and delivering better value care are often two sides of the same coin. Blog Enhanced care in care homes: building on a promising start How can the good practice in enhanced care home projects be shared more widely? Alex Baylis sets out the challenges. Blog Social care: who cares? The 'dementia tax' debacle was one of the turning points of the election campaign. Nicholas Timmins asks whether all proposals for reforming social care are now a dead letter for this parliament given the government's lack of a majority. Blog Women and leadership (still) more to do Susie Perks-Baker asks why there are still so few women in senior-level positions and explores ideas that could promote difference and diversity in the NHS. Library blog Radium, recruitment and emergency beds: the work of the Fund in World War II Nikki Smiton discovers the variety of work carried out by the Fund in the years leading up to and during World War II. Blog NHS standards and performance: is prioritisation the answer we’ve been looking for? James Thompson asks whether a combination of increased funding, incentives and pressure from the centre will be enough to get A&E waiting time targets back on track. Blog Commissioning: barking up the wrong tree? Faith in the purchaser/provider split as a key driver for reform is fast dissolving, argues Nick Timmins. Blog Looking for needles in haystacks: population health and the manifestos David Buck assesses the parties’ commitments to both public health and the wider policies that are so important to improving population health. Blog General election 2017: who will be most generous to the NHS? Ahead of the election, Richard Murray looks at the parties' offers on funding the NHS. Blog Cross party parity on mental health Helen Gilburt explores the prominence of mental health in the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat manifestos. Blog What do the manifestos mean for the NHS? Chris Ham looks at the pledges made about the NHS by the main parties ahead of the general election. Blog Listening to patients, carers, staff and communities... do we care enough? Durka Dougall challenges NHS leaders to work more closely with patients, carers and staff in order to understand what's important to them and make the tough decisions together. Blog Patching up NHS cybersecurity: five lessons to be learned Earlier this month, the NHS was hit by the largest cyber incident in its short digital history. Matthew Honeyman and Harry Evans look at what can be learned from it. Blog Important first steps on the NHS estate Unlocking value from its estate has long eluded the NHS. But, says Lille Wenzel, the Naylor review offers a way forward. Blog Social care and the election a divide in the road? Richard Humphries reflects on the 2017 general election manifestos and finds that they all fall short in setting clear, credible and costed proposals that address the scale of the challenges facing social care. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.