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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.

Joni Jabbal
14 April 2016 | Comments: 4

Joni Jabbal considers the potential of the housing and health sectors working together to improve population health.

12 April 2016 | Comments: 5

Nicola Walsh considers the challenges for health care leaders tasked with developing sustainability and transformation plans, and the behavioural shifts needed to tackle them.

8 April 2016 | Comments: 41

Vijaya Nath reflects on the issues raised in a recent round-table event on how the NHS can better enable black and minority ethnic staff to achieve their potential as leaders.

7 April 2016 | Comments: 4

Chris Ham outlines the proposals set out in our new agenda for action to tackle the growing crisis in health and social care.

4 April 2016

How are new co-commissioning arrangements progressing, a year after their introduction? Chris Naylor considers the results of our survey of GP practices in six clinical commissioning groups, carried out with the Nuffield Trust.

Richard Murray
1 April 2016 | Comments: 1

NHS Improvement aims to deliver better healthcare, transformed care delivery and sustainable finances. With the official launch on 1 April 2016, Richard Murray considers the challenges it faces.

Ruth Robertson
31 March 2016 | Comments: 4

Ruth Robertson looks at the ways in which NHS financial pressures can affect patient care, and the difficulties in assessing the real impact.

Guest blog
29 March 2016 | Comments: 5

What can be done to ease the transition from clinician to senior manager in the NHS? Divisional medical director Dr Dilys Lai reflects on the support needed to make this step.

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