Projects Our projects combine original research with objective analysis to influence policy, support leaders and generate informed debate Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: Completed project Active projects (-) Completed projects Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page Topics Health and care services Adult social care (-) Community services Emergency care End-of-life care General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions Maternity services Mental health New models of care Public health Sexual health care Leadership, systems and organisations (-) Accountable care Clinical commissioning groups (-) Clinical leadership Equality and diversity Integrated care Local service design Quality improvement Sustainability and transformation plans System leadership (-) Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Health inequalities Housing Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Population health Technology and data Volunteers Policy, finance and performance Access to care Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances NHS five year forward view Performance (-) Productivity Social care finances Completed project Lessons from the Wigan Deal The Wigan Deal is a social contract between the council and the community. This project will examine how and why the Deal was developed, how it has been put into practice, and what others might learn from it. Completed project Integrated care systems: how are they emerging in England? This project aims to bring together information on how integrated care systems are developing in England; to identify learning for local and national leaders and share examples of good practice. Completed project Payment systems for accountable care in the NHS A project to clarify the choices commissioners face in relation to payment systems for integrated care. Completed project A vision for population health in England This project aims to set out a vision for the public health system and population health, which we will use to inform and influence the debate about the future of public health. Completed project Practical approaches to delivering better value in the NHS A project to understand the challenges that frontline clinical, operational and managerial leaders encounter in pursuing better-value health care. Completed project Frontline clinical care in acute hospitals Our research looks at pressures on frontline clinical care in acute hospitals. Completed project A vision for the future of community-based health services Our work to develop a vision for the future of community-based health services. Completed project Carter review on productivity in NHS hospitals A selection of our work on topics related to the Carter review of efficiency in NHS hospitals: value, productivity and variations in health care. Completed project A toolkit for collaborative working developed with Future-Focused Finance The King's Fund was commissioned by Future-Focused Finance to develop a toolkit designed to help finance and clinical staff think about how well they work together and find ways to improve collaboration. Completed project Older people’s experiences of district nursing services This project was done to improve our understanding of quality in district nursing services by learning from the experiences of older people receiving care, their informal carers and district nursing staff. Completed project Improving NHS culture It is now accepted that healthy cultures in NHS organisations are crucial to ensuring the delivery of high-quality patient care. So which characteristics are fundamental to a healthy culture? Completed project Pressures in general practice This project aims to increase our understanding of the workload in general practice and why GPs report feeling under so much pressure, and to make recommendations about what might be done. Completed project Quality in community health services The project explored how providers of community health services in England are monitoring, managing and improving the quality of their services. Completed project Specialists working in out-of-hospital settings This project looked at new models of service provision in which specialists deliver, or facilitate the delivery of, care outside of the traditional hospital setting. Completed project Vision for volunteering in health This project looked at the role, size, scope and value of volunteering in the health and social care sector, and at how the health reforms will impact on volunteering. Completed project A review of leadership in the NHS The 2012 leadership review examined the concept of leadership for engagement in health care, promoting engagement within teams, organisations and across the system to drive improvement. Completed project Reducing acute care bed utilisation Analysing how acute care beds are being used in the NHS in England, and considering the pressure placed on availability by the NHS reforms. Completed project Environmental sustainability in health and social care We worked with the NHS Sustainable Development Unit to establish what evidence is needed to support health and social care services to become more environmentally sustainable. Completed project Clinicians' use of cost and quality information: the role of service-line management This project looks at how clinicians, working alongside general management and finance colleagues, use data on cost and quality to help them to manage their services. Completed project Mental health and the productivity challenge This project explored opportunities to re-design mental health services in order to improve productivity, but without sacrificing quality of care.