Independent views on health and social care from The King's Fund. All of our reports and findings from our projects are available to buy or download.

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  1. Quality improvement in mental health

    20 Jul 2017

    Quality improvement has a role to play in improving the quality of care in mental health services. Our report looks at what organisations need to do to implement a quality improvement approach effectively and the benefits this can bring.

  2. Nine things we learnt about provider finances in 2016/17

    14 Jul 2017
    Nine things we have learnt from NHS Improvement's financial data, which gives an insight into the challenges facing NHS providers of hospital, ambulance, mental health and community services.
  3. The capped expenditure process explained

    29 Jun 2017

    In response to significant financial pressures in the NHS, a capped expenditure process has been introduced to provide tighter controls on spending. We explain how the process works and what it involves.

  4. Tackling variations in clinical care

    Assessing the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme 28 Jun 2017

    The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme aims to bring about higher-quality care in hospitals, at lower cost, by reducing unwanted variations in services and practices.

  5. How is the NHS performing? June 2017

    Quarterly Monitoring Report 1 Jun 2017

    Our quarterly monitoring report combines analysis of the latest NHS performance data with unique insight from NHS trust and CCG finance directors, and from general practitioners – providing a comprehensive overview of how the NHS is faring.

  6. NHS estates

    Review of the evidence 22 May 2017

    This evidence review was commissioned by the Department of Health as part of the independent review of NHS estates and property being undertaken by Sir Robert Naylor.

  7. Cascading Leadership: a new model to support leadership in the voluntary and community sector

    18 May 2017
    We outline the importance of investing in leadership in the voluntary and community sector, sharing the results of an external evaluation of the Cascading Leadership programme.
  8. Mental health and new models of care

    Lessons from the vanguards 18 May 2017

    New care models need to make more of opportunities to improve care through integrated approaches to mental health, according to our report, jointly published with the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

  9. Leading across the health and care system

    Lessons from experience 9 May 2017

    This paper offers those who are leading new systems of care some guidance on how to address the challenges they face. It draws on the Fund’s work on the development of new care models, sustainability and transformation plans, and accountable care organisations.

  10. Caring to change

    How compassionate leadership can stimulate innovation in health care 4 May 2017

    This paper looks at compassion as a core cultural value of the NHS and how compassionate leadership results in a working environment that encourages people to find new and improved ways of doing things.