Articles

A collection of articles and papers written by staff at The King's Fund and published in places such as Health Service Journal, The British Medical Journal, Local Government Chronicle, national press and our in-house magazine, Insight.

What impact will Brexit have on the health and social care workforce?

Helen McKenna

Ahead of the general election, we consider the impact Brexit will have on the health and social care workforce.

The general election, the NHS, and social care

Chris Ham

The outcome of the general election will mean more of the same for the NHS and social care in the short term, and huge uncertainty on two fronts in the medium term, says Chris Ham.

Helen Arthur on learning from technological innovation in the vanguards

Ahead of our Digital Health and Care Congress in July, we speak to Helen Arthur about how the vanguards are applying technology and what other areas can learn from them.

Call to strengthen NHS finances

Chris Ham, Jennifer Dixon, Nigel Edwards

None of the main political parties has pledged enough to cover even half the funding increase needed for the NHS to deal with pressures faced in the next five years.

What is happening to waiting times in the NHS?

James Thompson

Ahead of the general election, we look at what is happening to waiting times in the NHS.

Did the government meet its pledge to deliver seven-day services?

Helen McKenna

Ahead of the general election, we explore whether the government met its pledge on seven-day services.

How does the NHS compare internationally?

Ruth Robertson

Ahead of the general election, we look at how the NHS compares with international health systems.

Is general practice in crisis?

Beccy Baird

Ahead of the general election, we consider whether general practice is in crisis.

The politics of health: what do the public think about the NHS?

Dan Wellings

Dan Wellings reviews the polls to uncover what the public are looking for from politicians when it comes to the NHS.

Talking leadership: Mark Doughty on delivering a vision of real collaboration

Mark Doughty

Mark Doughty explains why it's critical that there is a new relationship between those in the health care system and patients and local communities.

What policies are needed to improve children’s health?

Alex Baylis

Ahead of the general election, we consider what policies are needed to improve children's health.

Bringing people together: Peter’s story

Peter Pritchard

As part of the celebrations for our 120th anniversary, we are asking people whose lives have been touched by the Fund to share their stories. Here we talk to Peter Pritchard, who first became involved with the work of the Fund as GP in the early 1950s.

The parties’ pledges on health and social care

Helen McKenna

Ahead of the general election, we summarise the main pledges made by the three main parties on health and social care.

Social care: manifesto debacle shows need for wider debate

Richard Humphries

All political parties agree that social care funding needs reform, but none of the proposed solutions deal fully with the problem, says Richard Humphries.

Theresa May is right to drop the 'dementia tax' – the social care system needs considered reform

Chris Ham

'Get diagnosed with cancer or stroke and you will be looked after by the NHS, but suffer from dementia and you are on your own' says Chris Ham.

We have to address the faultline between social care and the NHS

Richard Humphries

One is heavily rationed and means-tested, the other free at the point of use and tax-funded. And when assets are involved, the issue becomes politically toxic, says Richard Humphries.

Concerns about social care costs

Richard Humphries

In a letter to the Editor of The Times, Richard Humphries argues that the Conservative manifesto's response to rising social care costs is inadequate.

Is there ‘parity of esteem’ between mental and physical health?

Chris Naylor

Ahead of the general election, we consider whether there is parity of esteem between mental and physical health.

Nine principles for success: integrating mental health in new models of care

We identify nine key principles for successful integration of mental health in new models of care.

What are STPs and why do they matter?

Chris Ham

Ahead of the general election, we consider what sustainability and transformation plans are and why they matter.

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