1 June 2016 | Comments: 7

Clinical commissioning is changing in response to financial and operational pressures, and the implementation of new care models. Chris Ham considers whether strategic commissioning is the way forward.

31 May 2016

Hong-Anh Nguyen explores the Fund's historical work on improving patient experience, including the issue of noise in hospitals.

David Oliver
26 May 2016 | Comments: 13

David Oliver looks at the findings of the National Audit Office report and considers why hospitals are still failing to discharge older people on time.

Mandip Kaur
24 May 2016 | Comments: 3

As we launch our new development programme for people who don’t yet have any formal leadership experience, Mandip Kaur considers the importance of recognising and nurturing leadership potential in the NHS.

19 May 2016 | Comments: 3

John Appleby considers how new figures for NHS inflation will affect NHS finances, as our latest QMR survey shows increasing pessimism and concern among NHS finance directors.

18 May 2016 | Comments: 2

Chris Ham considers the recurring themes that emerged from our insightful interviews with NHS leaders.

17 May 2016 | Comments: 1

David Buck discusses the finding of an independent report, commissioned by the National Gardens Scheme, on the potential benefits of gardens and gardening for health.

Guest blog
16 May 2016

Catherine Beardshaw, former Chief Executive Officer of Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, talks about the skills and relationships that are vital to a chief executive’s role.

13 May 2016 | Comments: 3

As part of the research for our recent report on the pressures facing general practice, we conducted a survey of GP trainees. Anna Charles considers what the results tell us about the state of general practice, as seen by those just entering the profession.

11 May 2016 | Comments: 6

New analysis from The King’s Fund and the Health Foundation looks at how this year’s NHS funding increase compares with previous years. John Appleby and Adam Roberts find that this year’s increase is the 28th largest since 1975/6.

10 May 2016 | Comments: 6

Chris Ham argues that rediscovering real trust is essential if current and future chief executives are to experience the best of times and to find support during the worst of times.

9 May 2016 | Comments: 9

NHS Highland has undertaken major transformation of its health and care service, and is an exemplar of innovation and quality improvement. With the launch of our joint leadership development programme, Vijaya Nath considers what we can learn from its experience.

5 May 2016 | Comments: 5

Beccy Baird highlights the need for nationally collected activity data for general practice.

29 April 2016 | Comments: 5

Transformational change can only be achieved with the ongoing involvement, engagement and commitment of leadership and staff throughout NHS organisations, says Michael West.

25 April 2016 | Comments: 1

Sarah Gregory discusses how the health care systems in the United Kingdom compare with those in other countries and asks how we can share ideas and learning.

21 April 2016 | Comments: 2

Chris Ham considers the progress made so far on sustainability and transformation plans, and whether they really have the potential to be a game-changer for the NHS.

20 April 2016 | Comments: 2

Jo Maybin looks at the challenges and rewards of researching the experiences of older people who receive district nursing care.

18 April 2016 | Comments: 7

Whatever the rights and wrongs of the stand-off between the government and junior doctors, failure to reach agreement on a new contract is bad for patients and for staff, says Chris Ham.

18 April 2016 | Comments: 2

As we announce the winners of this year’s GSK IMPACT Awards, programme manager Lisa Weaks considers the invaluable role that volunteering plays in health and care.

Ruth Nitkiewicz
15 April 2016

Ruth Nitkiewicz takes a look back through The King’s Fund library and archive collection to reflect on the Fund's history of commissioning works of art for hospitals.