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 Long readThe Health and Care Act: six key questions The Health and Care Act, which introduces significant reforms to the organisation and delivery of health are care services in England, received Royal Assent in April 2022. In this long read, we explain what the changes brought in by the Act mean in practice. ReportAdding value: a strategic vision for volunteering in NHS trusts These reports explore how NHS trusts can develop a strategic approach to volunteering and move volunteering from an ‘added extra’ to an integral contribution to the delivery of health care. AudioLeading with compassion: supporting the health and wellbeing of NHS staff The latest NHS Staff Survey results paint a sobering picture of a workforce under intense pressure. Sally Warren speaks to Annie Laverty and Steve Ned about the practical steps leaders at every level can take to support staff. 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 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.Paid eventDigital health and care congress 2022 Data visualisationIntegrated care systems: how will they work under the Health and Care Act? We've developed a diagram to show how integrated care systems will work under the Health and Care Act. Paid eventGeneral practice: sharing the challenges and shaping the futureOur events and conferencesLong 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. Active projectThe Health and Care Act 2022: our work to inform and make sense of the legislation Explore our latest content and commentary to help you make sense of the Health and Care Act 2022. 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. Active projectThe NHS in a nutshell Essential facts and figures to understand how the NHS worksLong readEquity and endurance: how can we tackle health inequalities this time? There have been many attempts to tackle health inequalities over the past three decades, but none has resulted in the lasting change that is needed. This long read draws out what can be learnt from the past and makes the case for developing a long-term approach to tackling health inequalities that endures. 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. Long readSocial care 360 Our latest 360 review outlines and analyses 12 key trends in adult social care in England over recent years, encompassing the first and second waves of the Covid-19 pandemic. 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Long readWhat is compassionate leadership? Research shows that compassionate leadership has wide-ranging benefits for both staff and organisations. Learn more in this explainer. Data visualisationKey facts and figures about the NHS What's the NHS annual budget? How many doctors and nurses are there? What's the cost of an operation? We answer some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about health and social care. 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.The King's Fund position: our take on the key topics in health and careJob vacancies Find out more about current opportunities to join the King's Fund team.