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We examine the big issues and recent NHS performance on waiting times. Article Organising care at the NHS front line Quality improvement is best led not by regulators but by those who care for patients, say Chris Ham and Don Berwick Article Political crisis in the NHS The government should heed the warning signs and embark on fundamental reform. Article Acute hospitals and integrated care: what business are we in? Hugh Alderwick and Chris Naylor discuss provider-led approaches to integration. Article Discharging patients from overcrowded hospitals – fewer 'progress chasers' and more 'doers' please This year, urgent activity in English NHS hospitals has reportedly hit a record high. These figures routinely underestimate the real number of people in beds whose needs no longer require the full facilities of the general hospital. Article The future for specialists is beyond a hospital’s four walls Specialists can provide support and training to help GPs and nurses diagnose and treat complex patients, write Ruth Robertson and Matthew Honeyman. Article Creating change from within Dr Tracey Batten, Chief Executive of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, reflects on the challenges of working in two very different health care systems and tells us how she thinks we can reform the NHS from within. Article Redesign the failure regime for struggling providers Richard Murray looks at the issues to consider when designing a better approach to financial failure. Article How the CQC's new hospital inspections measure up Rachael Addicott, Ruth Robertson and Shilpa Ross, along with Kieran Walshe and Alan Boyd at Manchester Business School discuss the findings of their report on the CQC's new inspection regime. Article Revalidation: from compliance to commitment We speak to Vijaya Nath, Assistant Director in Leadership Development at The King's Fund. about our study on the impact of medical revalidation. Article Dalton review: Good leadership will determine the best models for change There are a range of models being explored by the Dalton review to improve NHS provider models in future. Health care management is complex and mulifaceted, so needs to successfully meet varying local health needs, argue Chris Ham and Chris Hopson. Article What hospitals can learn from mental health service transformation Commissioners should take the opportunity to redesign services while considering the needs of patients, says Helen Gilburt. Article Governors are vital to a foundation trust's success Since 2003, when the previous Health and Social Care Act created the concept of foundation trust governors, their role has been frequently debated but seen by many as offering only a weak form of accountability. Article Encourage GPs to take ownership of their CCG Regardless of their shape or size, building and maintaining strong relationships with GPs is a key challenge for new clinical commissioning groups, write Holly Holder and Shilpa Ross Article Supporting poorly performing NHS hospitals to improve Chris Ham comments on Jeremy Hunt's plans to ask high-performing NHS hospitals to provide support to poorly performing hospitals to enable them to improve the quality and safety of patient care. Article Hospitals: is bigger better? In the latest edition of our Insight magazine, we talk to Nigel Edwards, Senior Fellow at The King's Fund, about the problems often faced by smaller hospitals and how these problems could be overcome. Article Regulating the NHS market in England The government’s draft regulations on procurement, patient choice and competition have opened up old wounds in the debate about NHS reform. Article If we want to save more lives, general hospitals must close The current system, dominated by the general hospital, is outmoded. But are politicians brave enough to dismantle some of those shells? Article What happens if a big care provider fails? Richard Humphries argues that one lesson to emerge from Southern Cross is the need for better clarity in the roles of providers, commissioners, regulators and central government. Article Competition in the NHS in England At the heart of the Health and Social Care Bill are provisions to establish a comprehensive system for economic regulation of health and adult social care services. These provisions are the most ambitious attempt yet to apply market regulation to the NHS. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterBlog: Comment and analysis on the key issues in health and social care All blog posts from The King's Fund. 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