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 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 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 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. 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. 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 Mental health and long-term conditions: the cost of co-morbidity We worked with partners to review the research evidence on the extent of co-morbidities and their impact on the quality and cost of care. Completed project Reforming the NHS: changes to the Health and Social Care Bill In our review of changes to the Health and Social Care Bill, we ask – what are the impacts of the proposed reforms, and what is yet to be resolved. Completed project The Health and Social Care Bill The Health and Social Care Bill represented the biggest shake-up of the NHS since its inception. Read our commentary and analysis on the Bill before it became the Health and Social Care Act. Completed project The NHS White Paper The White Paper, Equity and Excellence: liberating the NHS, represented one of the biggest shake ups of the health system since the NHS was established. We looked at the issues that it raised and analysed the reforms it suggested. 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. Completed project Partners for Health in London This project aims to assist health care providers in London to make explicit their ideas and explanations about how and why particular health care innovations work.