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  1. What the planning guidance means for the NHS

    2016/17 and beyond 5 Feb 2016

    Our briefing considers some of the key publications and policy announcements that have come out in the wake of the 2015 Spending Review and offers a commentary on what they might mean for the future policy landscape.

  2. Mental health under pressure

    12 Nov 2015

    This briefing paper looks at mental health as a system of care, examining individual pressures within the wider context of provider and commissioner actions.

  3. Devolution

    What it means for health and social care in England 11 Nov 2015

    This briefing describes the origins of devolution and explores key policy and implementation questions in relation to health and social care.

  4. Statement from the Barker Commission

    The future of health and social care 8 Nov 2015

    A statement from the Barker Commission to the Chancellor ahead of the Spending Review on the state of social care and its funding.

  5. Briefing: The Budget- health and social care funding

    3 Jul 2015
    Briefing: The Budget- health and social care funding The briefing warns that unless additional ... care. Although there are opportunities for the NHS to improve productivity, the briefing argues that ...
  6. Procurement and competition rules

    Can the NHS be exempted? 18 Mar 2015
    In this briefing, The King’s Fund seeks to clarify whether a new government could extract the NHS from European Union procurement and competition rules.
  7. Briefing: The Autumn Statement

    NHS Funding 26 Nov 2014

    The King's Fund's written briefing in advance of the Chancellor's Autumn Statement to parliament, calling for an additional £2 billion in funding for the NHS to prevent a financial crisis in 2015/16.

  8. Paying for social care

    Beyond Dilnot 21 May 2013
    Paying for social care: Beyond Dilnot discusses the history of social care reform and considers the present and future funding pressures on the system. The paper calls for health and social care services to be considered as a single system with a new framework being put in place for planning and cost-sharing.
  9. Improving GP services in England

    Exploring the association between quality of care and the experience of patients 7 Nov 2012
    Using data for more than 8,000 general practices in England, this paper examines the association between patients’ perceptions about the non-clinical aspects of care and practice performance on measures of clinical quality.
  10. Older people and emergency bed use

    Exploring variation 9 Aug 2012
    This paper explores factors that might be driving the significant variation in use of hospital beds by patients over 65 admitted as an emergency.