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 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 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 Patients’ experiences of NHS administration The King’s Fund is carrying out a project to explore patients’ experiences of NHS administrative processes and staff. Completed project The public and the NHS The relationship between the NHS and the public is complex. Although surveys show us that people are proud of the NHS and most are satisfied with the services they receive, it’s sometimes said that public expectations of the NHS are rising. Against this background we have been undertaking work to explore the relationship between the public and our national health service. Completed project Embedding enhanced health care in care homes This project aims to help providers and commissioners to develop local approaches to improving integration of health and care services in care homes. Completed project What is social care and how does it work? Our series of short videos and related content is intended to help clarify what social care is, how it’s provided and paid for, and how it works with the NHS and other services. 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 Volunteering in general practice This project brings together information on volunteering in general practice across England. 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 sustainability of social care services A research project, working in partnership with the Nuffield Trust, to understand the effects of public spending reductions on social care services. 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 Learning network on integrated housing, care and health The National Housing Federation and The King's Fund launched a joint learning network on integrated housing, care and 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 The Francis Inquiry report Robert Francis' report into the failings at the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust was published in February 2013. Since then, issues of patient safety, quality of care and a culture of collective leadership have been in the public eye more than ever. Completed project Patient and Family-Centred Care toolkit This toolkit provides everything you need to run the Patient and Family-Centred Care approach yourself. Completed project Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England The Barker Commission answered the question of whether having separate systems for health and social care is still fit for purpose. 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 Experience-based co-design toolkit This toolkit outlines a powerful and effective way of improving patients' experience of services. 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 Experiences of care We have spoken to a number of staff and carers about their experiences of care in the 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.