Notes to editors
How is the health and social care system performing? is the ninth 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 (if calling out of hours, please ring 07584 146035).
The surveys of NHS trust finance directors and CCG finance leads were carried out online between 11 July 2013 and 25 July 2013. We contacted 136 trust finance directors, of whom 42 responded. Of 100 CCG finance leads contacted, 29 responded. We also contacted 152 directors of adult social services, of whom 22 responded. 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.