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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.

9 February 2017 | Comments: 2

Delayed transfers of care will only be solved when there is substantial additional investment in community-based services alongside local reform and improvement, argues Richard Humphries.

6 February 2017 | Comments: 5

General practice needs not only investment, but also a change in the way services are delivered if it is to meet the dual demands of urgent care and long-term conditions management, says Beccy Baird.

1 February 2017

Nikki Smiton looks back to the Victorian era to explore how the Fund was created and how it raised and spent money in its early years.

1 February 2017 | Comments: 7

Having spent time shadowing frontline physicians in acute hospitals, Chris Ham and Don Berwick set out the challenges they observed and talk about how the Fund is working with others to develop an agenda for improvements.

Don Berwick
1 February 2017 | Comments: 7

Having spent time shadowing frontline physicians in acute hospitals, Chris Ham and Don Berwick set out the challenges they observed and talk about how the Fund is working with others to develop an agenda for improvements.

Shilpa Ross
30 January 2017 | Comments: 1

Quality improvement requires commitment, resources and strong leadership to deliver sustainable results. Shilpa Ross looks at what we can learn from mental health organisations.

Richard Murray
28 January 2017 | Comments: 1

The number of NHS trusts reporting operational pressures is unprecedented, and bed occupancy levels are unsustainably high. Richard Murray examines the story behind the numbers.

Don Berwick
26 January 2017 | Comments: 7

Don Berwick sees the impact of work under way in the vanguards, and considers how their innovative approaches could be shared more widely across the NHS.

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