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  1. The Autumn Statement

    Joint statement on health and social care 8 Nov 2016

    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.

  2. Deficits in the NHS 2016

    11 Jul 2016

    Our new briefing explores deficits in the NHS, including a consideration of their underlying drivers and the strategies being employed to tackle them.

  3. Five big issues for health and social care after the Brexit vote

    30 Jun 2016

    In the aftermath of the Brexit vote, we consider what lies ahead for health and social care, and the five big issues that will need to be considered.

  4. Tackling the growing crisis in the NHS

    An agenda for action 7 Apr 2016

    Drawing on our previous work and a lecture given by Chris Ham to the Cambridge Whitehall Group, we offer some practical solutions to help the NHS address one of the biggest crises in its history.

  5. What the planning guidance means for the NHS

    2016/17 and beyond 5 Feb 2016

    Our briefing considers some of the key publications and policy announcements that have come out in the wake of the 2015 Spending Review and offers a commentary on what they might mean for the future policy landscape.

  6. Mental health under pressure

    12 Nov 2015

    This briefing paper looks at mental health as a system of care, examining individual pressures within the wider context of provider and commissioner actions.

  7. Devolution

    What it means for health and social care in England 11 Nov 2015

    This briefing describes the origins of devolution and explores key policy and implementation questions in relation to health and social care.

  8. 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.

  9. 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 ... care. Although there are opportunities for the NHS to improve productivity, the briefing argues that ...
  10. Procurement and competition rules

    Can the NHS be exempted? 18 Mar 2015
    In this briefing, The King’s Fund seeks to clarify whether a new government could extract the NHS from European Union procurement and competition rules.