Notes to editors
1. For further information or interviews, please contact The King's Fund media and public relations office on 020 7307 2585, or 07831 554927.
2. Case management has been defined as the process of planning, co-ordinating, managing and reviewing the care of an individual. The broad aim is to develop cost-effective and efficient ways of co-ordinating services in order to improve quality of life. There is no single model of case management, and the term is used to describe a range of approaches to improve the organisation and co-ordination of services for people with severe, complex health problems. Many forms of case management already exist in the NHS and new arrangements are emerging.
3. The King's Fund is an independent charitable foundation working for better health, especially in London. We carry out research, policy analysis and development activities, working on our own, in partnerships, and through grants. We are a major resource to people working in health, offering leadership and education courses; seminars and workshops; publications; information and library services; and conference and meeting facilities.