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 Mortality rates in the UK: why are improvements in life expectancy slowing down? With life expectancy lower and improvements in mortality rates weaker in the UK than in many European countries, we want to establish what's happening, why and what can be done to reverse these trends. Active project GSK IMPACT Awards The 2020 GSK IMPACT Awards are open for applications. The awards recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people's health. Active project Information overload: reporting requirements on NHS trusts A project to examine how information is used, what for and what value it delivers within an organisation. Active project Frontline clinical care in acute hospitals Our research looks at pressures on frontline clinical care in acute hospitals. Active 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 Public satisfaction with the NHS The annual British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey asks members of the public about their views on, and feelings towards, the NHS and health and care issues generally. Completed project CQC provider ratings and their impact on care quality Research examining how health and social care providers, the public and other key stakeholders have responded to Care Quality Commission performance ratings. Completed project Measuring the performance of local health systems In June 2015, The King's Fund was commissioned by the Department of Health to review how the performance of local health systems could be assessed. 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 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 Learning from other health systems As part of our work to improve health care in England, we also look to learn from international evidence. Here is a selection of our internationally focused work, plus links to resources. Completed project Progress made by the NHS in the past 13 years Examining what progress the NHS in England has made since 1997 against eight criteria for a high-performing health system. Completed project Quality and Outcomes Framework Aims to examine the quality of the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) on general practice, public health outcomes and health inequalities in England. 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. Completed project Health Care Spending Review 2007 Our 2007 review of NHS funding and performance, led by Sir Derek Wanless.