Blog: 2017

16 June 2017 | Comments: 1

How can the good practice in enhanced care home projects be shared more widely? Alex Baylis sets out the challenges.

14 June 2017 | Comments: 4

The 'dementia tax' debacle was one of the turning points of the election campaign. Nicholas Timmins asks whether all proposals for reforming social care are now a dead letter for this parliament given the government’s lack of a majority.

14 June 2017 | Comments: 1

Susie Perks-Baker asks why there are still so few women in senior-level positions and explores ideas that could lead to promote difference and diversity in the NHS.

9 June 2017 | Comments: 1

In the fifth of a series of blogs looking back at the history of The King’s Fund, Nikki Smiton discovers the variety of work carried out by the Fund in the years leading up to and during World War II.

7 June 2017 | Comments: 1

James Thompson asks whether a combination of increased funding, incentives and pressure from the centre will be enough to get A&E waiting time targets back on track.

5 June 2017 | Comments: 3

Faith in the purchaser/provider split as a key driver for reform is fast dissolving, argues Nick Timmins.

5 June 2017 | Comments: 1

David Buck assesses the parties’ commitments to both public health and the wider policies that are so important to improving population health.

Richard Murray
2 June 2017 | Comments: 6

Ahead of the election, Richard Murray looks at the parties' offers on funding the NHS.

Helen Gilburt
1 June 2017 | Comments: 1

Helen Gilburt explores the prominence of mental health in the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat manifestos.

24 May 2017 | Comments: 2

Chris Ham looks at the pledges made about the NHS by the main parties ahead of the general election.

24 May 2017 | Comments: 4

Durka Dougall challenges NHS leaders to work more closely with patients, carers and staff in order to understand what’s important to them and make the tough decisions together.

23 May 2017

Earlier this month, the NHS was hit by the largest cyber incident in its short digital history. Matthew Honeyman and Harry Evans look at what can be learned from it.

23 May 2017

Earlier this month, the NHS was hit by the largest cyber incident in its short digital history. Matthew Honeyman and Harry Evans look at what can be learned from it.

22 May 2017 | Comments: 1

Unlocking value from its estate has long eluded the NHS. But, says Lille Wenzel, the Naylor review offers a way forward.

19 May 2017 | Comments: 1

Richard Humphries reflects on the 2017 general election manifestos and finds that they all fall short in setting clear, credible and costed proposals that address the scale of the challenges facing social care.

19 May 2017 | Comments: 1

How does living in diverse, deprived inner cities affect our experience of health and what does this mean for services? David Buck looks at the work one charity is doing to answer this question.

18 May 2017 | Comments: 1

Alongside the launch of our report on mental health and new models of care, Chris Naylor explores some of the benefits of investing in mental health.

11 May 2017 | Comments: 2

Katie Mantell argues we need to do more to raise understanding of what social care is and how it’s provided and funded.

Guest blog
10 May 2017 | Comments: 3

Jocelyn Cornwell explores how vulnerable patients can feel in hospital and argues that the quality of relational care should be given the same priority as clinical quality and patient safety.

8 May 2017

Alex Baylis considers the future of HIV services in England against a backdrop of a fragmented system created by reforms.