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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. Blog Public satisfaction with GP services drops to lowest level in 35 years Ruth Robertson considers why public satisfaction with GP services has dropped to its lowest level in 35 years. Blog Social care needs political support and better workforce planning Alex Baylis calls for a more strategic approach to developing the social care workforce. Blog Five ways to improve junior doctor morale With dissatisfaction among junior doctors reaching unprecedented levels, Bilal Sahib suggests five ways of improving morale that can be implemented locally. Blog Nursing student numbers: should we panic yet? David Maguire asks whether withdrawing the bursary for student nursing has resulted in more trainee nurses. Blog Hidden from the targets: how long are patients waiting for NHS care? Deteriorating performance against national waiting time targets is one of the most visible signs of the increasing pressures facing the NHS. But do the current headlines fully capture how long patients are now waiting for NHS care? Blog Public expectations of the NHS In a guest blog for our NHS and the public project, Bobby Duffy, Managing Director of Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute, explores public expectations of the NHS and other public services. Blog Priorities for the NHS in 2018/19 and beyond Does the new NHS planning guidance contain good news or bad? Richard Murray takes stock of the changes. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.