The following articles in the recently published publication reflect the broad range of interests held by HSMC colleagues, but all consider the future challenges and opportunities for the NHS, and interpret leadership in a range of contexts. We are particularly pleased to include the contributions from three of our local Clinical Commissioning Groups with reflections on their own engagement in, and experience of, these issues.

The future of the NHS

The contributions gathered here address some of the most complex or controversial debates in healthcare – such as decommissioning, integration, engagement, and leadership. Some present research findings and set out the next steps for further exploration, while others are reflections on the existing evidence base and provide a critical commentary on implications for future developments.

Read the full publication 'What does the future hold for the NHS' (PDF)