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 projects 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 Health and wellbeing boards 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 Public opinion Technology and data Volunteers Policy, finance and performance Access to care Commissioning and contracting General election 2019 Governance and regulation (-) Health and Social Care Act 2012 (-) NHS finances NHS five year forward view NHS long-term plan Performance Productivity Social care finances Active project NHS winter pressures We bring together a range of our commentary and analysis to explore the reasons for the extreme pressure on health services this winter. Active project How should the NHS be funded? With the NHS under huge financial pressure, questions are being raised about the sustainability of its funding model. Here we pull together a range of content around the NHS funding debate. Completed project The impact of NHS financial pressures on patient care This project explores whether the unprecedented slowdown in NHS funding growth since 2010 has affected patients' access to high-quality care, and whether financial pressures are felt differently in different parts of the health system. Completed project Spring Budget 2017 A collection of work on NHS and social care funding and finances of particular relevance to the Spring Budget 2017. Completed project Is the NHS in crisis? The NHS is struggling to cope with record demand and social care services are stretched to the limit. We look at the pressures on services and what needs to be done to put the system on a sustainable footing for the future. Active project Quality improvement in mental health care Our project focuses on clinical and non-clinical leaders in NHS mental health care trusts to understand how they can help build a culture of quality improvement within their organisations. Completed project Autumn Statement 2016 The Autumn Statement was announced on 23 November 2016. It was the current government's first major economic statement and has set the financial context in which the health and social care system will operate going forward. Completed project Mental health in the vanguards The King's Fund is working in partnership with the Royal College of Psychiatrists to understand the extent to which opportunities for mental and physical health integration are being realised in the vanguard sites. Completed project Integrating physical and mental health This project explored what an integrated approach towards physical and mental health should involve. Completed project Spending Review 2015 By setting out how much funding will be available up to 2019/20, the Spending Review has defined the context in which health and care services are delivered for the rest of the parliament. Active project Alternative guides to health care Four animations that explain how the health and care system in England works, including the NHS as a whole, urgent and emergency care and mental health. Completed project The NHS after the Health and Social Care Act The Health and Social Care Act 2012 created the most wide-ranging reforms to the NHS, since it was founded in 1948. We look at six key aspects of the new NHS after the Act came into force. Active project Quarterly monitoring report (QMR) How is the NHS performing? Our quarterly monitoring reports provide a regular update on how the NHS in England is performing. We examine the views of finance directors on the productivity challenge they face, as well as key NHS performance data. Completed project A Transformation Fund to sustain the future of the NHS The King's Fund and The Health Foundation have called for transformation funds to finance and drive forward essential changes to services. Completed project One year on from the Health and Social Care Act On the first anniversary of the Health and Social Care Act, we draw together some of our key resources and commentary on the reforms. Completed project The NHS at 65 The NHS turned 65 on 5 July 2013. To celebrate this special birthday, we published commentary and analysis of the health and social care system in England, including our animated alternative guide to the new NHS. Completed project The new NHS: economic regulation The Health and Social Care Act sets out Monitor's role as the regulator for health care with responsibility, among other things, for economic regulation in health care. 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 Transforming NHS provider services through social enterprise Identifying the challenges for health organisations considering becoming a social enterprise, and the support they will need from the government. 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.