Notes to editors
How is the health and social care system performing? is the eighth of The King’s Fund’s regular quarterly monitoring reports and was published on 4 June 2013. For further information or to request an interview with John Appleby, please contact the Press and Public Affairs team on 020 7307 2585 (if calling out of hours, please ring 07584 146035).
The survey of finance directors was carried out online between 16 April 2013 and 29 April 2013. Of 136 finance directors contacted, 51 responded to the survey, 26 of whom worked in acute or combined acute and community trusts, with the remainder from mental health, ambulance and specialist trusts. The survey aims to provide a snapshot of opinion and is not intended to be a representative sample.
The King's Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and health care in England. We help to shape policy and practice through research and analysis; develop individuals, teams and organisations; promote understanding of the health and social care system; and bring people together to learn, share knowledge and debate. Our vision is that the best possible care is available to all.