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 Our strategic priorities for 2020–24 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. ReportThinking differently about commissioning: learning from new approaches to local planningOur report examines the approach being taken by some clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and local systems where traditional notions of commissioning are no longer guiding their way of working. AudioThe obligation to dissent: Richard Murray on making an impact on health and care What is it like being the Chief Executive of The King’s Fund? Helen McKenna spoke with Richard Murray about his first year in the job, our new strategy and his vision for the health and care system.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.Blog‘Our NHS people matter’ – five years of the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) As the fifth annual Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) data report is published, Yvonne Coghill, Director of the WRES Implementation Team at NHS England, looks at race equality progress over time.Paid eventPatient flow: finding solutions to recurring challengesBlogHow can health and care services better support people who sleep rough? People who sleep rough experience significantly worse health outcomes than the general population and face barriers to accessing services. Julia Cream reflects on her visit to Street Health, a project successfully reaching and supporting people sleeping rough in Mansfield.BlogOne step forward for community services New standards aim to improve urgent care in the community, but how easily can they be delivered? Anna Charles considers how workforce, social care and the pace of change might pose challenges for implementing these welcome plans.Press releaseMigration recommendations would ‘shut the door’ to much-needed care workers The Migration Advisory Committee recommendations would effectively shut the door to thousands of people who are desperately needed to shore up the social care workforce, says Simon Bottery, Senior Fellow at The King's Fund. BlogGetting to grips with climate change: how can the NHS get to net zero?The NHS recently announced an ambitious commitment to reduce its carbon footprint to net zero. Chris Naylor looks at what it might take to achieve this goal. Long readHow to build effective teams in general practice This guide draws on insights from our research, policy analysis and leadership practice to outline ways in which practices can create and sustain effective teams, as they come together to form primary care networks.Commissioned reportThe English local government public health reforms: an independent assessment This report, commissioned by the Local Government Association, assesses the success of the 2013 reforms to public health in England, which were part of the Coalition government’s wider health reform programme.BlogHow arguments for change may inadvertently keep things the same Kiran Chauhan explores how arguments for change often result in existing views becoming entrenched, and considers how being open and willing to sit with discomfort may allow for progress.ReportLeading for integrated care: 'If you think competition is hard, you should try collaboration'This report explores the progress, challenges and opportunities the move towards greater integration presents, through interviews with 16 people leading or chairing an integrated care system or sustainability and transformation partnership. 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.ReportA citizen-led approach to health and care: Lessons from the Wigan Deal In 2011, Wigan Council had to make unprecedented savings after significant cuts in funding from central government. Drastic measures were needed, including a radical reshaping of the relationship between the council and residents. This became known as the Wigan Deal.Long readThe economic influence of the NHS at the local level As the biggest employer in England and a significant economic force in local communities, the NHS has a unique opportunity to influence the wellbeing of the population it serves. David Maguire looks at how the NHS can affect the health of their local population as an economic agent.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 This review outlines and analyses 20 key trends in adult social care in England over recent years. Using a variety of publicly-available data, it provides a uniquely rounded – ‘360 degree’ – view of the sector.