We asked guest contributors to provide interesting and challenging perspectives on health and social care in the future.
Professor James Buchan explores how NHS reforms have affected the health and social care workforce, and the importance of maintaining the balance between safety and cost-effectiveness.
In a guest blog for our Time to Think Differently programme, Barrie Dowdeswell gives an international perspective on how the NHS could be utilising one of its prime assests - its buildings.
Anna Dixon reflects on the main points from our Time to Think Differently debate on empowering patients and considers what we should focus on in the future.
Havi Carel shares how she became an 'active patient' by harnessing her own resources and those of health professionals to live well despite – or rather, with – her illness.
Roger Taylor, Strategy Director at Dr Foster, considers the barriers to shifting accountability to patients, and the benefits from involving patients more in their own care.
As part of our Time to Think Differently programme, writer and commentator Roy Lilley considers the impact that technology has on our lives, and asks why health care is still lagging behind.
Vijaya Nath sums up our discussions on the future health and social care workforce, and looks at the impact of leadership, technology and the shifting patterns of care delivery.
For our Time to Think Differently blog, Mark Newbold proposes six changes to help us meet the challenges of the future, as we move away from an acute care model to one based on the management of long-term conditions.
How can breaking down professional barriers help us to deliver better care in the future? Viv Bennett, Director of Nursing, Department of Health and Public Health England, blogs for our Time to Think Differently programme.
In the first of our Time to Think Differently guest blogs on changing professional roles, Partha Kar offers a definition of the future hospital consultant.
Where do we begin in improving public health, mental health and health inequalities? David Buck sums up the highlights of our Time to Think Differently debate on the health of the nation.
How can we improve the public's health? David Halpern shares his thoughts in this week's Time to Think Differently blog.
Alastair Campbell, blogging for our Time to Think Differently programme, examines the current issues of mental health care provision and sets out his vision for better care in the future.
What must be done to improve health inequalities in England? We hear from Gabriel Scally on our TIme to Think Differently blog.
Nigel Edwards concludes our look at the relocation of care, considering whether shifting care closer to home is always the best solution.
Jeremy Porteus, Director of the Housing Learning and Improvement Network, explains how appropriate housing for older people could improve health outcomes and deliver savings.
In a blog for our Time to Think Differently programme, Hugh Reeve, a GP and Clinical Chair of Cumbria CCG, explains why changes to primary care must start with the basics.
Paul Corrigan kicks off our second Time to Think Differently debate by looking at how the current model of hospital care could and should change.
We had an incredible response to our debate on the changing patient – with views from politicians, health and social care professionals and, most importantly, patients themselves.
Finbarr Martin, Consultant Geriatrician at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, argues that we need to challenge our assumption about how best to meet the needs of people with long-term conditions.