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.

Talking leadership: Sally Hulks on organisational development in the NHS

Sally Hulks

Why focus on organisational development right now, when there are other huge pressures on leaders in health and social care?

Ministers, not NHS England, should decide on the affordability of cost-effective new treatments

Nicholas Timmins

The NHS can no longer afford to fund new treatments to the extent that it has done in the past. This potentially has big implications for patients, but the message is being delivered by un-elected NHS organisations when it should be ministers – the budget setters – taking responsibility for this.

Talking leadership: Fiona Greenfield on developing compassionate leadership through mindfulness

Fiona Greenfield

Fiona Greenfield, an experienced nurse, reflects on the importance of leading compassionately.

Political crisis in the NHS

Chris Ham

The government should heed the warning signs and embark on fundamental reform.

Theresa May's choice: give the NHS more money, or tell voters to expect worse care

Chris Ham

Chris Ham reflects on Simon Stevens' challenge to the government either to find more money for the NHS and social care, or be honest with the public about the consequences.

2017 is a make-or-break year for the Forward View

Chris Ham

An epic struggle is occurring within the NHS to sustain current services and at the same time transform how care is delivered to better meet changing needs, says Chris Ham.

The link between pensions and social care

Kate Barker

Letter from Kate Barker to the Editor of The Times regarding the link between pensions and social care.

Talking Leadership: Matthew Rice on clinicians leading change

Matthew Rice

Matthew Rice discusses the pressures that clinical leaders are facing now, and what is needed to unlock their potential.

Healthy populations: designing strategies to improve population health

Hugh Alderwick, Chris Ham, Sue Siegel , Sabine Vuick, Hannah Patel

This report, for the World Innovation Summit for Health 2016, sets out a framework for developing new strategies to improve population health that join up healthcare systems with other services and sectors.

UK government’s Autumn Statement: no relief for NHS and social care in England

Chris Ham

If silence speaks volumes then this year’s Autumn Statement sent a deafening message to the NHS and its partners in social care, says Chris Ham.

Watching Wallonia: or what STPs can learn about team working

Chris Ham

A recently endangered trade deal between the EU and Canada offers some pertinent thoughts on balancing the interests of the new partnerships, writes Chris Ham.

The Autumn Statement: six graphics

In a joint briefing, The King’s Fund, Nuffield Trust and The Health Foundation analyse the action the government needs to take in its Autumn Statement.

Talking leadership: Susie Perks-Baker on our Athena programme

Susie Perks-Baker

Susie Perks-Baker discusses the challenges currently facing female leaders in health and care, and how our Athena programme has evolved to meet their needs.

Talking leadership: Julia Fernando on understanding culture to enable compassionate care

Julia Fernando

Julia Fernando reflects on learning from the first phase of a project with NHS Improvement to help trusts to understand their culture and develop interventions to enable more compassionate care.

Talking leadership: Sally Hulks on nurturing future leaders

Sally Hulks

Sally Hulks, Assistant Director of Leadership and Organisational Development, discusses how organisations can nurture future health care leaders.

Why the NHS needs a quality improvement strategy

Don Berwick

In this Q&A feature, Chris Ham speaks to Don Berwick about why he thinks that now is the right time for a quality improvement strategy in the NHS.

Conversations with NHS chief executives: an insight

Nicholas Timmins

Nicholas Timmins interviewed a number of NHS chief executives for our recent report, The chief executive’s tale: views from the front line of the NHS. In this Q&A feature, we asked him for a flavour of what they said.

I'm an individual – not just a patient in the system

Angela Camber

Angela Camber comments on her experience as a patient in the health care system.

The important third dimension for integrated care

Chris Naylor

Chris Naylor on bringing together physical and mental health - the third dimension for integrated care.

Talking leadership: Sarah Massie on developing compassionate leadership through mindfulness

Sarah Massie

Sarah Massie explains why compassion and mindfulness are essential practices for leaders working in complex NHS systems.

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