Ideas that change health care Our mission statement Shaping policy and practice Developing individuals and organisations Sharing knowledge and debate Explaining health and care Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page The NHS explained: how the health system in England really works: Online courseSign up for our free four-week online course which will build your understanding of the NHS — its inner workings, current and future challenges, and how it all fits together.Long readThe NHS 10-year plan: how should the extra funding be spent?The government has announced increases in NHS funding and has asked the NHS to come up with a 10-year plan for how this funding will be used. After eight years of austerity, there is now an opportunity to tackle the issues that matter most to patients and communities and to improve health and care.ReportA fork in the road: next steps for social care funding reformThis report published jointly with the Health Foundation pulls together new financial modelling, public perceptions work and policy analysis to identify the problems with adult social care in England and outline options for its reform.More recent contentResearch and analysisIndependent views on health and care.Organisational developmentHelping your organisation be fit for purpose and fit for the future.Health and care explainedHelping you understand the big issues in health and care.EventsBringing people together to share knowledge, in person and online.What are you looking for?We provide insight on health and care policy and leadership through our courses, events, publications, projects, blogs and much moreSearch termApplyBlogShaping the future of general practice NHS England and general practice must collaborate to deliver new ways of working. Beccy Baird considers what the relationship needs to develop.Press releaseThe King's Fund responds to report on NHS provider performance Siva Anandaciva, Chief Analyst at The King’s Fund, responds to the report on NHS provider performance in the first quarter of 2018/19. Active projectGSK IMPACT Awards The GSK IMPACT Awards recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people's health. The 2019 awards are now open for applications, find out more about how to enter. BlogDeveloping NHS trust chief executives – where do chairs fit in? The relationship between the chair and chief executive of NHS organisations is critical in growing the great leaders we need and that the public pay for and deserve, says Peter Lachecki.BlogUsing technology to build a partnership of trust with patients Chris Ham explores how technology can enable positive clinician-patient relationships and support patients to take an active role in their health and wellbeing.Present your project at our Digital health and care congress 2019If you’re working on a project that's using technology to improve health and care then we want to hear from you – the deadline for submissions is Friday 5 October 2018.BlogThe journey towards integrated care Lillie Wenzel previews findings from our report on how integrated care systems are developing. BlogHow can community involvement reduce health inequalities? Can community involvement in Morecambe Bay help reduce health inequalities that have existed over decades? BlogSolving the puzzle of social care: the time for action is now With new research suggesting that the number of people aged 85 and over needing round-the-clock care is set to double by 2035, the government needs to make hard choices if it is to solve the puzzle of social care, says Chris Ham.VideoHow does the NHS in England work? An alternative guide Watch our animation for a whistle-stop tour of how the NHS works in 2017 and how it’s changing. BlogNHS performance: bad, better or both? In light of rising demand for NHS services how should we talk about performance against targets? Deborah Ward takes a different view of the data.BlogDiversity should be a strategic priority Suzie Bailey explores diversity in the NHS – and why there is still more to do. Long readJoined-up listening: integrated care and patient insight In this article, we articulate the opportunity that integrated care presents for using insight from people and populations to design services that meet their needs and reflect their priorities.CoursePersonal impact and influence This leadership programme helps participants become more aware of their emotions and personal impact on others, particularly when under pressure.AudioHealthy places: the link between your health and where you live A podcast about big ideas in health and care. Episode five: what’s the relationship between your health and where you live? Helen McKenna talks with Kate Ardern, André Pinto and Chris Naylor.ReportDigital change in health and social care The use of digital technology in health and social care can improve quality, efficiency and patient experience as well as supporting more integrated care and improving the health of a population. This report shares practical learning from a series of case studies where significant large-scale digital change is happening. Long readWhat is happening to life expectancy in the UK? 2010 marked a turning point in long-term mortality trends in the UK, with improvements tailing off after decades of steady decline. Veena Raleigh examines the data. ReportLeadership in today's NHS: delivering the impossibleLeaders in today’s NHS operate in a climate of extreme pressure. Staffing vacancies are rife, there are widespread challenges in meeting financial and performance targets and demands on services continue to increase. What can be done to support current leaders and encourage future ones?SlideshowLeadership in today's NHS: infographics These infographics illustrate some of the key statistics when it comes to leadership in today's NHS.