Health data offers the opportunity to develop a better health system for the future, but people need to believe their data is in safe hands. In the latest of our collection of essays exploring hypothetical scenarios for the future of health and care, Matthew Honeyman discusses how to realise the full potential of using this data here 

Ensuring different IT systems work efficiently together is essential for improving integrated care. David Maguire considers progress made to date here 

Community-based care: an elusive strategy? In the current financial climate, can the NHS shift care from the acute sector into community settings? Richard Murray discusses this possibility here