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 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. 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. 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. 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 Volunteering in general practice This project brings together information on volunteering in general practice across England. 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. 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 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. 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 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 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 Quality in a Cold Climate The NHS is facing the biggest financial challenge in its history. Our Quality in a Cold Climate project aimed to support the NHS in delivering productivity improvements required to meet this challenge. Completed project Social care: reform of funding and delivery Seeks to maintain the momentum for change to the funding and delivery of the social care system. Completed project Caring choices: the future of social care funding A coalition of 15 organisations seeking to engage the public in debate about how social care should be funded and provided. Completed project Health Care Spending Review 2007 Our 2007 review of NHS funding and performance, led by Sir Derek Wanless.