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 Long readMaking sense of accountable care Chris Ham answers key questions about accountable care: what it is, how it is being implemented and what it has achieved.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. 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 termApplyPress releaseThe King’s Fund response to the National Audit Office report on sustainability and transformation in the NHS Chris Ham comments on the National Audit Office report on sustainability and transformation in the NHS. ArticleAccountable care explained Accountable care is the latest health policy buzz phrase. But where did it come from and what does it really mean? Long readAdoption and spread of innovation in the NHS Ben Collins reflects on opportunities to accelerate the adoption of service innovation in the NHS, drawing on findings from eight case studies of successful spread of innovation in the NHS.BlogA&E performance reaches a new low The media and groups of NHS staff are describing an A&E service in crisis, while the government says the NHS is more prepared for winter than ever before. What does the latest national data say about how A&E departments are coping compared with previous winters?BlogHow can the NHS tap into innovations from the front line? Neil Guha considers how we can encourage a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in the NHS so it is perceived as a critical component of how we function rather than an optional extra. Press releaseMental health funding gap widens further The spending gap between NHS acute hospitals and NHS mental health providers widened further last year, our new report finds. BlogBlack alerts: for emergencies only? Matthew Kershaw considers whether the frequency of black alerts this winter is putting staff and patients under unsustainable pressure.CourseAccountable care systems and organisations (ACSs and ACOs) Learning network A learning network for anyone involved in developing an accountable care system (ACS) or organisation (ACO) in their area. Press releaseResponse to the latest NHS waiting time figures Richard Murray, Director of Policy for The King’s Fund, responds to the latest NHS waiting time figures. Paid eventPartnership models in the NHS BlogDelayed transfers of care: a target that misses the mark? David Maguire considers what progress has been made in reducing delayed transfers of care. ArticleDelayed transfers of care: a quick guide Why do delayed transfers of care occur? And what is the impact on the wider health system? We answer some key questions.BlogLocal government spending on public health: death by a thousand cuts David Buck considers recent changes in local government spending that will affect the public's health. Long readBrexit: the implications for health and social care The UK’s vote to leave the EU will have major implications for health and social care in England. We examine the key issues that need to be considered as the government negotiates the UK’s future relationship with the EU.BlogThe compact between the public and the NHS Chris Ham explores how the public's expectations of and obligations towards the NHS have changed over time. 2017: Stand-out moments for The King’s Fund staff At the end of a busy year, staff from The King’s Fund reflect on the moments in 2017 that have made a lasting impression on them. Our most popular content of 2017 2017 has been a busy year, with health and social care hitting the headlines and NHS funding and sustainability a key concern. Here we list some of our most prominent content and activity of 2017.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. Active projectInformation overload: reporting requirements on NHS trusts A project to examine how information is used, what for and what value it delivers within an organisation. ReportHow is the NHS performing? November 2017: Quarterly Monitoring ReportPerformance against a number of key indicators is worse than at this time last year, and finances remain precarious despite an emergency funding injection.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.