Ideas that change health and 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 AudioWhat just happened? Health and care policy in 2021 Senior Fellow Helen McKenna and Chief Analyst Siva Anandaciva take a look back at the big issues in health and care in 2021. BlogAnother year, another variant, but what lies in store for the NHS and social care in 2022? Richard Murray has a sense of déjà vu as he writes his 2022 New Year blog. Covid-19 will bring challenges to implementing the many changes in store for the health and care system this year, but the biggest challenge is tackling the workforce shortage – a challenge the government has so far refused to face. Evidence and consultationBriefing on the Health and Care Bill: House of Lords Committee stage This briefing focuses on Parts 1 and 6 of the Bill, which deal with the NHS and its relationships to other parts of the system, including the powers of the Secretary of State, plus changes to the cap on social care costs. More recent contentWhat are you looking for?We provide insight on health and care policy and leadership through our courses, events, publications, projects, blogs and much moreSearch termApplyResearch and analysisDescription Independent views on health and care.Organisational developmentDescription Helping your organisation be fit for purpose and fit for the future.Health and care explainedDescription Helping you understand the big issues in health and care.EventsDescription Bringing people together to share knowledge, in person and online.AudioWhat is the Health and Care Bill and why does it matter? The Health and Care Bill could lead to major changes in how health care is organised in England. But what is the Bill ultimately trying to achieve and how will it make a difference to the care we receive? Siva Anandaciva sits down with Richard Murray and Dame Ruth Carnall to find out. Active projectThe King's Fund position: what do we think about key health and care issues? Do you want to know what The King’s Fund thinks about the big issues in health and care? Here we set out our views on a range of topics, based on our research and policy analysis as well as the work we do with individuals and organisations in the health and care system. Now including our position on mental health, public health and integrated care. Paid eventHealth and care explained virtual conference Data visualisationIntegrated care systems: how will they work under the Health and Care Bill? We've developed a diagram to show how integrated care systems will work under the proposals in the Health and Care Bill. BlogThe Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021: what was announced and what does it mean for health and care spending? Siva Anandaciva brings together the recent announcements on health and care spending from the Autumn Budget and Spending Review. ReportDirectors of public health and the Covid-19 pandemic: ‘A year like no other’ Directors of public health have had a unique viewpoint during the Covid-19 pandemic and have been at the forefront of making complex decisions about their local populations. Our new report explores their crucial role in leading the local response to the pandemic. Active projectOur work on the legislative agenda for health and care reform Explore our latest content and commentary aimed at helping you to make sense of the Health and Care Bill. Virtual events and conferencesLong readDeaths from Covid-19 (coronavirus): how are they counted and what do they show? Veena Raleigh examines the methods being used to count deaths from Covid-19 and discusses what the numbers to date show. Long readWhat is happening to life expectancy in England? Veena Raleigh examines trends in life expectancy at birth up to 2020 and the impact of Covid-19 in 2020, gender differences, inequalities, causes of the changing trends since 2011, and how the UK’s life expectancy compares with other countries. ReportAssessing England’s response to Covid-19: A framework Learning the lessons from Covid-19 would allow England to better prepare for future pandemics, and understand the weaknesses and strengths of the health, care and public health systems. This framework sets out a structure to help untangle the complicated interactions between different elements of the response in England. Long readIntegrated care systems explained: making sense of systems, places and neighbourhoods Integrated care services represent a fundamental shift in the way the health and care system is organised. This explainer looks at how these bodies are structured, how they are developing and what the future holds. VideoWhat is population health? What is a 'population health' approach? And what role do we all play in keeping our communities healthy? Watch our new animation to find out. Data visualisationNHS workforce We know the NHS is facing a workforce crisis, but how many people work in the NHS in England, and what do they do? Our strategic priorities for 2020–24: Areas of focus for the next five years to improve health and care Our work spans the breadth of health and care policy and practice, giving us a unique understanding of the strategic context for health and care now and in the future.