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. Social care for older people

    Home truths 15 Sep 2016

    Published with the Nuffield Trust, this report looks at the impact of changes in local authority spending on social care for older people.

  2. Understanding quality in district nursing services

    Learning from patients, carers and staff 1 Sep 2016

    This report investigates what ‘good’ district nursing care looks like and looks at the growing demand–capacity gap in district nursing and the worrying impact that this is having on services, the workforce and the quality and safety of patient care.

  3. Statement from the Barker Commission

    The future of health and social care 8 Nov 2015

    A statement from the Barker Commission to the Chancellor ahead of the Spending Review on the state of social care and its funding.

  4. How is the NHS performing? October 2015

    Quarterly Monitoring Report 22 Oct 2015

    The NHS is now entering seriously dangerous financial territory which will have ramifications for patients and for all levels of NHS management.

  5. Briefing: The Budget- health and social care funding

    3 Jul 2015
    Briefing: The Budget- health and social care funding The briefing warns that unless additional funding is found, a growing black hole in NHS finances could have significant consequences for patient care. Although there are opportunities for the NHS to imp ...
  6. Options for integrated commissioning

    Beyond Barker 9 Jun 2015

    With support for health and social care to have a single ring-fenced budget and a single local commissioner growing, this report looks at the options available for integrated commissioning.

  7. A new settlement for health and social care

    Final report 4 Sep 2014
    The final report from the Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England.
  8. Making best use of the Better Care Fund

    Spending to save? 15 Jan 2014
    Announced by the government in the June 2013 spending round, the £3.8 billion Better Care Fund is a single pooled budget to support health and social care services to work more closely in local areas. Our evidence-based guide aims to aid the discussions between CCGs, local authorities and health and wellbeing boards as to how the grant is used.
  9. Health and wellbeing boards

    One year on 31 Oct 2013
    This report examines how health and wellbeing boards have used their shadow year, what they have achieved, and whether they are providing effective leadership across local systems of care.
  10. Developing community resource teams in Pembrokeshire, Wales

    Integration of health and social care in progress 24 Oct 2013
    This case study looks at how four community-based teams in Pembrokeshire bring together professionals from health, social care and the third sector to provide care for patients at home.