• Reform author pushes back on devo criticisms

    10 April 2024

    The author of a report that proposed devolving NHS England’s £168bn budget and most services to local government has hit back at criticisms.

  • NHS Confederation chief rejects call for councils to take health role

    09 April 2024

    Dramatic proposals to devolve health responsibilities to local authorities have been rejected by NHS Confederation chief executive officer Matthew Taylor.

  • Finding the right prescription

    08 April 2024

    Incremental improvements in collaboration, not wholesale change, is key to restoring faith in the health system, writes Matthew Taylor.

  • Has the time come to go ‘full Nye’ and innovate?

    03 April 2024

    Reform has called for health to be given to local government. Heather Jameson says: 'It is unlikely under the existing government, while Labour currently looks more likely to centralise social care than localise national health.'

  • Powering up the North

    02 April 2024

    Richard Stubbs and Michael Wood say the opportunity to strengthen both the health and economy of northern England is immense – and that is why deeper devolution is needed.

  • Devolve NHS England's £168bn budget to local government, says report

    02 April 2024

    NHS England’s £168bn budget should be handed to local government in a radical restructure, the Reform think-tank has suggested in a report today.

  • Future Forum: Care integration in ‘retreat’

    21 March 2024

    The co-operation between local government and the NHS hoped for with the advent of Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) is faltering, experts have said.

  • Daring to care pays off

    20 March 2024

    Integrated Care Boards face many challenges, yet one year on from her review, Patricia Hewitt offers an upbeat assessment and, says Aidan Rave, there is indeed room for optimism.

  • Health and care integration: is it worth it?

    06 March 2024

    Is health and care integration worth all the effort when the two systems are on their knees and everything seems to get harder and harder, asks managing director of Roretti Sanjay Mackintosh. 'The answer is it has to be.'

  • Reducing infant mortality in Sheffield

    06 March 2024

    No one element made the difference when it came to reducing Sheffield’s disproportionately high infant mortality rates, says Greg Fell – instead a 20-year commitment reaped incredible rewards.

  • Creating a Centre for Population Health

    13 February 2024

    Professor Durka Dougall explains how the Centre for Population Health can support health and care leaders in prioritising a more equal future for everyone.

  • Call for greater children's services involvement in policy

    13 February 2024

    Children’s services should be more involved in the policy that has led to police no longer attending non-emergency callouts, mental health experts have urged.

  • Don’t just ‘hope’ for change

    12 February 2024

    Matthew Taylor argues change in the healthcare system needs to come from the bottom up as well as top down, regardless of who wins the next General Election.

  • England should become a Marmot Nation

    30 January 2024

    ICSs will need to get firmly onto the front foot if they are to deliver their goals, including delivering more seamless health and social care services, say Phil Hope and Steve Barwick.

  • The challenge of governing isn't just what, but how

    08 January 2024

    Whoever wins the election, by whatever platform, their entry into office will quickly be met with the challenge of how to deliver on their promises in practice, says Jessica Studdert.

  • The task of the leader is to convince people it’s possible

    02 January 2024

    Blair Mcpherson pays tribute to the progress that can be made if a team has a project leader who focuses on light intervention, a listening ear and a positive attitude.

  • NCASC: Sector 'slow in making strong case to Treasury for social care cash'

    29 November 2023

    The sector has been slow in making a robust case for social care  funding from the Treasury, says president of ADASS Beverley Tarka.

  • Putting healthcare’s vision first

    27 November 2023

    Matthew Taylor says the challenge is to enable what happens in the NHS – the ‘industrial system’ – to succeed while also becoming more aligned with the wider ambition of the social model.

  • TGIF at the NHS

    21 November 2023

    Local government sometimes feel like a constant game of Whac-a-Mole.

  • Time for local and national action on hospital pressures

    20 November 2023

    The County Councils Network's new report with Newton shows the causes of winter pressures are more complex than the prevailing narrative and sets out solutions to make the system work better, says James Maker.