Publications

Bringing you the latest 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. You can also view our Time to Think Differently publications

To order printed copies of our publications, please purchase online or contact publications@kingsfund.org.uk or 020 7307 2568.

How is the NHS performing? July 2014 front cover

How is the NHS performing? July 2014

Quarterly Monitoring Report
Our twelfth Quarterly Monitoring Report features survey results from finance directors and interactive charts on selected NHS performance data.
Medical engagement - A journey not an event | by John Clark, Vijaya Nath

Medical engagement

A journey not an event
Our new report is based on case studies of four NHS trusts with acknowledged high levels of medical engagement. It aims to help other organisations that are seeking to create cultures in which doctors want to engage more in the management, leadership and improvement of services.
Future organisational models for the NHS front cover

Future organisational models for the NHS

Perspectives for the Dalton review
Candace Imison, Chris Ham, Chris Hopson, Brad Stoltz, Jonathon Fagge, Nick Marsden, Mike Deegan, Steve Dunn, Steve Melton, Lucy Heller, Anthony Marsh, Andy Brogan, David Hamlett
Ahead of the Dalton review, which is examining ways to encourage the best providers to support those that are struggling, our paper with the Foundation Trust Network explores some of the organisational models that providers could use to meet their current strategic and financial challenges.
Reforming the NHS from within front cover

Reforming the NHS from within

Beyond hierarchy, inspection and markets
Our paper argues for a fundamental shift in how the NHS is reformed, learning from what has worked (and what has not) in England and elsewhere.
Front cover for Developing collective leadership for health care report

Developing collective leadership for health care

Michael West, Katy Steward, Regina Eckert, Bill Pasmore
Our paper argues that collective leadership – as opposed to command-and-control structures – provides the optimum basis for caring cultures.
Leadership and culture in the NHS

Culture and leadership in the NHS

The King's Fund survey 2014
The King's Fund's second leadership survey revealed a mixed picture of leadership, culture and the working environment across the NHS.
Supporting people to manage their health front cover

Supporting people to manage their health

An introduction to patient activation
This paper introduces a way of conceptualising and measuring that engagement known as 'patient activation'.
NHS productivity challenge front cover

The NHS productivity challenge

Experience from the front line
This report describes how six trusts have been grappling with the productivity challenge. It also suggests ways to divert the NHS and social care from their current trajectory, which is heading towards a major crisis.
Quarterly Monitoring Report April 2014 front cover

How is the NHS performing? April 2014

Quarterly Monitoring Report
Our eleventh Quarterly Monitoring Report features survey results from finance directors and interactive charts on selected NHS performance data.
Front cover of interim report: A new settlement for health and social care

A new settlement for health and social care

Interim report
The interim report from the independent Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England explains why England needs a single health and social care system, with a ring-fenced, singly commissioned budget, and more closely aligned entitlements.
Accountable care organisations in the United States and England front cover

Accountable care organisations in the United States and England

Testing, evaluating and learning what works
This briefing describes the different types of accountable care organisations emerging in the United States and discusses the implication of these developments for integrated care initiatives in England.
Front cover of 2014 Medical revalidation paper

Medical revalidation

From compliance to commitment
Our qualitative assessment of the impact to date of medical revalidation on the behaviour of doctors and the culture of organisations within seven case study sites across England.
Making our health and care systems fit for an ageing population front cover

Making our health and care systems fit for an ageing population

Our fragmented health and care system is not meeting the needs of older people. This report sets out a framework and tools to help local service leaders improve the care they provide for older people across nine key components.
Commissioning and funding general practice front cover

Commissioning and funding general practice

Making the case for family care networks
Our report argues for a new approach that brings together funding for general practice with funding for many other services. This would entail new forms of commissioning, with GPs innovating in how care is delivered.
Community services: how they can transform care front cover

Community services

How they can transform care
Our new paper looks at the changes needed to realise the full potential of community services for transforming care. How should services change in order to fundamentally transform care and move it closer to home?
Service transformation: Lessons from mental health front cover

Service transformation

Lessons from mental health
This paper examines the transformation of mental health services in England and the relevance to current policy. Drawing on workshops with those involved in the changes and a review of published literature, the paper explores the context and factors that enabled change to happen in mental health.
Providing integrated care for older people with complex needs front cover

Providing integrated care for older people with complex needs

Lessons from seven international case studies
Nick Goodwin, Anna Dixon, Geoff Anderson, Walter Wodchis
This report synthesises evidence from seven integrated care case studies, and identifies lessons for policy-makers and service providers to help with the challenges ahead.
How is the health and social care system performing? Quarterly monitoring report January 2014

How is the health and social care system performing? January 2014

Quarterly monitoring report
While our analysis of key performance data in the latest quarterly monitoring report shows that NHS performance is holding up well, the survey findings from finance directors working in the health and social care sectors suggest that financial pressures are increasing.
Making best use of the Better Care Fund front cover

Making best use of the Better Care Fund

Spending to save?
Announced by the government in the June 2013 spending round, the £3.8 billion Better Care Fund is a single pooled budget to support health and social care services to work more closely in local areas. Our evidence-based guide aims to aid the discussions between CCGs, local authorities and health and wellbeing boards as to how the grant is used.
Improving the public's health front cover

Improving the public's health

A resource for local authorities
Local authorities have been given renewed responsibility for public health as part of the health and social care reforms introduced in April 2013. Our new resources attempt to help councils decide which aspects of public health to prioritise, and what actions are most effective.

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