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Siva Anandaciva looks at the gains and losses for health and social care services in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. Blog Why there’s still work to be done to close the gender pay gap in the NHS and social care The latest figures on the gender pay gap in the UK show that it is reducing. However, there is still work to be done to close the NHS gender pay gap and the gap across the wider health and social care sector Blog Culture and regulation: the necessary partnership for quality and safety In the wake of the Lucy Letby case, new professional regulation is likely to be introduced. Suzie Bailey explores what will be needed from any new regulation. Blog Unpacking why health outcomes in the UK compare poorly with peers Veena Raleigh examines the latest data from OECD (including for the pandemic years 2020 and 2021) to unpack why health outcomes are worse in the UK than in comparator countries. Blog Being a staff member and a carer in the NHS: who should care? Out of the 1.2 million staff working for the NHS, an estimated 250,000 are also carers. Raka Maitra expores why there are significant benefits to the NHS and patient care in supporting doctor carers. Library blog A brief history of The King’s Fund Library and Information Service Lynsey Hawker looks back through our archives at how health care libraries have developed from the advent of the NHS to present day. Blog Two years on, how are community diagnostic centres doing? Charlotte Wickens look at how well the government is delivering on its promises around community diagnostic centres. Blog The Autumn Statement: playing with fire? Winters are often difficult for the NHS and this year is likely to be no exception. Ahead of the Autumn Statement in November, Richard Murray looks at some of the tough decisions likely to face the NHS this year. Blog Patient experience: who is listening? Dan Wellings asks why, despite the many examples, inquiries and reviews, recognising the important of patients’ experiences and listening to patients and their families are still not a priority for the NHS. Blog Political parties reveal their health plans as campaigning for the next election gets under way Andrew McCracken takes a look at some of the major health and care policies announced by the main political parties in England. Blog Unsustainable workload, part-time working and portfolio careers: results of the GP trainee survey Since 2016 The King’s Fund has surveyed GP trainees about their career plans. Holly Young looks at the results of the 2023 GP trainee survey, including concerns around unsustainable workload, wellbeing and burnout. Blog Enabling the workforce plan ambitions by focusing on recovery How can the NHS support the health and wellbeing of staff? Sonya Wallbank looks at how the HS needs to support its staff, if it is to achieve the ambitions of the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan. Blog Can the NHS manage without AI? What are the best-use cases for large language models (LLMs) and other AI in health and care? Pritesh Mistry looks at how LLMs are developing and their potential uses in the health and care system. Blog Moving care closer to home: three unanswered questions Danielle Jefferies considers what the health system needs to do to move care closer to home. Blog Supporting and retaining GPs through compassionate curiosity Holly Young, GP trainee, explores how organisations can support GPs returning to work safely after a break from clinical practice. Blog Ethnic inequalities in mortality in England: a complex picture requiring tailored, evidence-based responses The latest data on ethnic differences in mortality paints a complex picture. Tackling these inequalities needs political resolve and resources to prevent and manage ill health. Blog Can AI help put people firmly at the centre of their care? Pritesh Mistry explores the potential for AI to transform health literacy with personalised health information. Blog The future of community pharmacy: four key ingredients for success At a recent roundtable event, supported by Novartis, we discussed the future of community pharmacy with pharmacy, policy, VCSE sector and primary care leaders. Blog Back to basics – understanding lived experience and intersectionality in health and care What do lived experience and intersectionality mean when it comes to designing health and care services? Loreen Chikwira explains. Blog Beyond ‘bad admin’ exploring what great admin looks like and how it can be achieved What makes great admin in health and care, and what impact can it have? Julia Cream outlines a new project on the value of co-produced admin and its potential to improve patient experience and reduce inequalities. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterPublications: Independent research and analysis on health and social care Reports, long reads and articles.