Notes to editors
How is the health and social care system performing? is the latest of The King’s Fund’s regular quarterly monitoring reports. For further information or to request an interview with John Appleby, please contact the Press and Public Affairs team on 020 7307 2585 (07584 146035 if calling out of hours).
The survey was carried out online between 22 November 2013 and 6 December 2013. Of 235 NHS trust finance directors contacted, 79 responded. We contacted 195 CCG finance leads, of whom 58 responded. We also contacted 152 directors of adult social services, of whom 47 responded.
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.