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  1. How health care is funded

    23 Mar 2017
    The way that health care is funded varies between different countries. Here we explain the main models used in their purest form, although most countries typically use a combination of these methods.
  2. NHS myth-busters

    23 Mar 2017
    ​The debate about how to fund the NHS is never far from the headlines. We examine some of the claims made.
  3. Understanding NHS financial pressures

    How are they affecting patient care? 14 Mar 2017

    Severe financial pressures on the NHS show no signs of easing, but how are they affecting patient care? This report examines the impact across four different parts of the health system.

  4. How is the NHS performing? March 2017

    Quarterly Monitoring Report 2 Mar 2017

    More patients with complex conditions is the main reason for worsening performance in A&E departments, according to the 22nd quarterly monitoring report from The King’s Fund.

  5. Delivering sustainability and transformation plans

    From ambitious proposals to credible plans 21 Feb 2017

    STPs offer the best hope for the NHS and its partners to sustain services and transform the delivery of health and care, but how will STP footprints transform their plans into reality? Our report identifies the challenges that lie ahead.

  6. The NHS if

    8 Feb 2017

    A collection of essays exploring hypothetical scenarios for the future of health and care.

  7. Priorities for the NHS and social care in 2017

    1 Jan 2017
    2017 promises to be another challenging year for the health and care system. We identify five priorities for the year ahead.
  8. How hospital activity in the NHS in England has changed over time

    20 Dec 2016
    We explore the rising demand for hospital services by looking at the data for different aspects of activity over the past 13 years.
  9. How is the NHS performing? November 2016

    Quarterly Monitoring Report 16 Nov 2016

    The 21st quarterly monitoring report from The King's Fund provides an update on how the NHS is coping as it continues to grapple with productivity and reform challenges under continued financial pressure.

  10. Sustainability and transformation plans in the NHS

    How are they being developed in practice? 14 Nov 2016

    Based on a series of interviews with senior NHS and local government leaders which took place throughout 2016, this report looks at how sustainability and transformation plans have been developed in four parts of the country.