Topic: Governance and regulation Our work on governance, accountability and regulation across health and social care Content Type Viewing: Blog post Our work Publications Projects (-) Blog posts Events Multimedia Press releases Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page Blog Initiating improvement: the impact of the Care Quality Commission’s approach to inspection In light of the recent National Audit Office report, Rachael Smithson considers the Care Quality Commission’s approach and the ways in which the organisation is having an impact on quality of care. Blog A system response to provider failure: does Greater Manchester point to a different future? Should we start to look at provider failure as a system issue rather than an organisational one? Chris Ham looks at the lessons the NHS can learn from Greater Manchester. Blog Streamlining the organisation of the NHS without a top-down reorganisation Chris Ham makes the case for aligning the work of NHS Improvement and NHS England. Blog Tearing up the rulebook: legislation and new care models Ben Collins reflects on the reintroduction of top-down control of the NHS and system-wide planning, despite legislation that aimed to establish a very different type of health system. How far can this go before the wheels fall off? 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 Sending shockwaves through the NHS? Ben Collins asks whether we are seeing the end of the purchaser-provider split as we know it. Blog A health service on the brink: a priority in the corridors of power? With the much-anticipated Autumn Statement next week and NHS financial pressures hitting the headlines, Chris Ham considers the political context and what lies ahead for a health service on the brink. Blog NHS planning guidance 2017-19: steps in the right direction? Richard Murray evaluates the latest NHS planning guidance, and considers whether the changes proposed are welcome and realistic in the current financial context. Blog The consequences of living within your means The Department of Health's annual accounts, published last week, were further evidence of the increasingly serious financial crisis facing the NHS. Helen McKenna considers the outlook as measures are put in place to restore financial control. Blog Public accountability needs to be at the heart of NHS reform The need has never been greater for transparency and community involvement in decisions about how to manage changes to health and care services, says Alex Baylis. Blog Separating the noise of contract negotiations from the signal of STPs Chris Ham considers the progress made so far on sustainability and transformation plans, and whether they really have the potential to be a game-changer for the NHS. Blog Challenges ahead for the newly established NHS Improvement NHS Improvement aims to deliver better healthcare, transformed care delivery and sustainable finances. With the official launch on 1 April 2016, Richard Murray considers the challenges it faces. Blog Real trust rather than regulated trust should be the foundation on which improvement in the NHS is built A shift in emphasis, away from rules and regulation and towards developing positive organisational cultures that encourage risk taking and avoid blame, will be key as the NHS strives to improve quality Blog The foundation trust model: death by a thousand cuts Ben Collins argues that changes in government policy coupled with worsening NHS finances have now fatally compromised the foundation trust model. Blog Learning from others: devolved governance in the Australian state of Victoria The health care system in Victoria, Australia, delivers good results compared with other states, but there are still areas where improvements could be made. Blog How can the performance of local health systems be assessed? Chris Ham reflects on the findings of our review for the Department of Health, which recommends radical simplification and better alignment of existing frameworks for assessing performance in the NHS. Blog Should we be worried about CCG conflicts of interest? Are conflicts of interest affecting the services patients receive? Or is this inherent feature of clinical commissioning being managed appropriately through common-sense decision-making? Blog Is the purchaser–provider split dying? Is the purchaser provider split dead? No. Is it dying? Quite possibly, says Nicholas Timmins. Blog Local Healthwatch: progress, promise and power The coalition government outlined a framework for a network of local Healthwatch organisations, with the aim of creating a credible, representative and influential public voice in the system. So how have these organisations been developing? Blog Understanding care quality: confronting complexity Will drawing on a whole range of information about care quality take us a bit closer to a meaningful understanding of what care is like in practice?