Independent views on health and social care from The King's Fund. All of our reports and findings from our projects are available to buy or download.

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  1. Supporting integration through new roles and working across boundaries

    30 Jun 2016

    Our new report, commissioned by NHS Employers and the Local Government Association, looks at the evidence on new roles and ways of spanning organisational workforce boundaries to improve the delivery of integrated health and social care.

  2. Leadership in the NHS

    Thoughts of a newcomer 15 Jun 2016

    Marcus Powell, Director of Leadership and Organisational Development, shares his initial observations about leadership in the NHS.

  3. Strategic quality improvement

    An action learning approach 25 May 2016

    This case study, co-produced with Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, looks at how to use an action learning approach to assess current – and develop future – quality improvement strategies.

  4. How is the NHS performing? May 2016

    Quarterly Monitoring Report 19 May 2016

    The latest quarterly monitoring report from The King's Fund finds that nearly two-thirds of NHS trusts and more than half of clinical commissioning groups say the quality of patient care in their area has deteriorated over the past year.

  5. Gardens and health

    Implications for policy and practice 17 May 2016

    This independent report, commissioned by the National Gardens Scheme, look at the benefits gardens and gardening can bring to the population's health.

  6. The chief executive's tale

    Views from the front line of the NHS 10 May 2016

    In this honest account of the realities of leadership in today's NHS, Nick Timmins talks to 12 departing chief executives about the highs and lows of the job.

  7. Understanding pressures in general practice

    5 May 2016

    A lack of nationally available, real-time data means that there is currently little information available on activity in general practice. Our new report uses qualitative and quantitative data to assess the patient factors, system factors and supply-side issues driving the current pressures in the service.

  8. Tackling the growing crisis in the NHS

    An agenda for action 7 Apr 2016

    Drawing on our previous work and a lecture given by Chris Ham to the Cambridge Whitehall Group, we offer some practical solutions to help the NHS address one of the biggest crises in its history.

  9. Six ways in which NHS financial pressures can affect patient care

    How has the unprecedented slowdown in NHS funding growth since 2010 affected patients? 31 Mar 2016

    With the unprecedented slowdown in NHS funding growth since 2010, we look at the different ways in which these financial pressures can affect patients' access to high-quality care.

  10. Bringing together physical and mental health

    A new frontier for integrated care 8 Mar 2016

    Our new report looks at a third dimension of integration, highlighted in the NHS five year forward view – bringing together physical and mental health. The authors discuss 10 areas that offer some of the biggest opportunities for improving quality and controlling costs.