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 Performance (-) Productivity Social care finances 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. Completed project Practical approaches to delivering better value in the NHS A project to understand the challenges that frontline clinical, operational and managerial leaders encounter in pursuing better-value health care. Active project Frontline clinical care in acute hospitals Our research looks at pressures on frontline clinical care in acute hospitals. Completed project Carter review on productivity in NHS hospitals A selection of our work on topics related to the Carter review of efficiency in NHS hospitals: value, productivity and variations in health care. Completed project A toolkit for collaborative working developed with Future-Focused Finance The King's Fund was commissioned by Future-Focused Finance to develop a toolkit designed to help finance and clinical staff think about how well they work together and find ways to improve collaboration. Completed project Pressures in general practice This project aims to increase our understanding of the workload in general practice and why GPs report feeling under so much pressure, and to make recommendations about what might be done. 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 Reducing acute care bed utilisation Analysing how acute care beds are being used in the NHS in England, and considering the pressure placed on availability by the NHS reforms. 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 Clinicians' use of cost and quality information: the role of service-line management This project looks at how clinicians, working alongside general management and finance colleagues, use data on cost and quality to help them to manage their services. 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. 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.