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In this report we consider five different approaches, setting out the implications of each.NHS winter pressures We bring together a range of our commentary and analysis to explore the reasons for the extreme pressure on health services this winter.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 termApplyReportCommissioner perspectives on working with the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector This report explores how and why clinical commissioning groups and local authorities are engaging with the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. Press releaseThe King's Fund response to NHS Improvement's quarterly performance report The latest quarterly performance report from NHS Improvement underlines yet again that the service does not have enough money or staff to do everything being asked of it, says Richard Murray. BlogSocial care needs political support and better workforce planning Alex Baylis calls for a more strategic approach to developing the social care workforce. BlogFive ways to improve junior doctor morale With dissatisfaction among junior doctors reaching unprecedented levels, Bilal Sahib suggests five ways of improving morale that can be implemented locally. Long readCommunities and health The role of communities in improving population health is receiving increasing, and long overdue, attention in health policy and practice. This piece gives an overview of the different approaches to working with communities for health. BlogNursing student numbers: should we panic yet? David Maguire asks whether withdrawing the bursary for student nursing has resulted in more trainee nurses. BlogHidden from the targets: how long are patients waiting for NHS care? Deteriorating performance against national waiting time targets is one of the most visible signs of the increasing pressures facing the NHS. But do the current headlines fully capture how long patients are now waiting for NHS care?Paid eventBetter mental health for all: a system-wide approach to prevention and promotionBlogWhat does the future hold for integrated care systems? What does the change from accountable care systems to integrated care systems mean? Chris Ham draws on the Fund’s work to clarify what is happening.ReportVolunteering in general practice: Opportunities and insightsInterest is growing in the contribution that volunteering can make in health and social care. This paper examines the ways in which volunteers are involved with, and are contributing to, general practice.Long readHow have public attitudes to the NHS changed over the past three decades? What can data from 34 years of the British Social Attitudes survey tell us about the public's relationship with the NHS and how it is viewed alongside other publicly funded services? We reflect on the top four issues. CourseTop manager programme A transformational five-week programme for senior leaders in health and social care – public, private, third sector – who are and who want to be system leaders.Subscribe to the Weekly Update newsletter: Get the latest from The King's Fund Sign up for The King's Fund's Weekly Update email newsletter. ReportFunding and staffing of NHS mental health providers: still waiting for parity Our report finds that the spending gap between NHS acute hospitals and NHS mental health providers is widening. ReportReimagining community services: making the most of our assetsThis report looks at the current organisation of community health services and considers how the health and care system needs to change to meet the needs of populations now and in the future.Active projectLeadership behaviours in high-performing acute NHS providers This project aims to provide leaders from across the NHS with a perspective on what it takes to deliver successful outcomes.