Blog: 2017

Ben Collins
24 March 2017

Ben Collins asks whether we are seeing the end of the purchaser-provider split as we know it.

23 March 2017 | Comments: 4

Chris Ham discusses the pros and cons of different countries’ approaches to funding health care, and looks at how our own model in the UK compares.

23 March 2017

Marcus Powell explores the NHS staff survey results and finds areas of excellence alongside areas for concern.

20 March 2017

The government’s Spring Budget U-turn makes it much less likely that the NHS will receive the additional funding it needs during this parliament, says Chris Ham.

Mandip Kaur
16 March 2017 | Comments: 1

What are the organisational development challenges in establishing a new service model? Mandip Kaur reflects on her experience at Forward Thinking Birmingham, an innovative mental health partnership.

14 March 2017 | Comments: 5

We know that financial and operational pressures in the NHS can affect patient care in a number of ways, but how and why does the impact vary across different service areas?

13 March 2017 | Comments: 5

Marcus Powell calls for investment in the 'extraordinary' leadership needed to implement sustainability and transformation plans.

10 March 2017 | Comments: 1

Susie Perks-Baker says that women need to learn to take care of themselves, as well as others, on their journey the top.

7 March 2017

Siva Anandaciva argues that A&E performance may not bounce back as quickly as expected when winter recedes.

3 March 2017 | Comments: 1

Is the government about to announce plans for a new approach to funding social care? Nicholas Timmins asks if a tax on people’s estates after they have died will be an acceptable idea this time around.

2 March 2017

Financial and operational pressures in the NHS are having a significant impact on elective treatment; the 18-week waiting time standard will not be met in any month during the current financial year. James Thompson analyses the latest data and the tough choices ahead for the NHS.

27 February 2017 | Comments: 2

Has the role of housing been given adequate consideration in sustainability and transformation plans? David Buck argues the importance of delivering health and housing services and developing policy together.

24 February 2017

In the second of a series of blogs looking back at the diverse history of The King's Fund, Kathy Johnson considers the role of the Fund during World War 1.

22 February 2017 | Comments: 2

Nicholas Timmins asks whether the 2012 health and social care reforms allowed politicians to avoid taking responsibility for the state of the NHS.

21 February 2017 | Comments: 4

Chris Ham argues that the challenge for STPs is to translate ambitious proposals into credible plans, with clarity about the most important priorities.

Richard Murray
17 February 2017 | Comments: 4

Richard Murray gives an overview of the state of NHS finances, ahead of the latest figures being released next week.

16 February 2017 | Comments: 5

How does the national media understand and report on ‘rationing’ in the NHS, and what is the impact of this coverage? Anna Charles reports on our findings.

Sarah Massie
15 February 2017 | Comments: 6

Sarah Massie and Vicki Curtis look at the impact of our compassionate leadership programme for health care leaders in the context of unprecedented financial and operational pressures across the wider system.

15 February 2017 | Comments: 6

Sarah Massie and Vicki Curtis look at the impact of our compassionate leadership programme for health care leaders in the context of unprecedented financial and operational pressures across the wider system.

14 February 2017

David Maguire looks at whether sustainability and transformation plans offer an opportunity for place-based digitally enhanced care to become a reality across the NHS.

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