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. 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.
  2. How hospital activity and funding in England have 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.
  3. The NHS if

    15 Dec 2016

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Policy changes to implement the NHS five year forward view: a progress report

    27 Oct 2016
    Two years on from the publication of the NHS five year forward view, we assess how much progress has been made and what still needs to be done to align policies with the plan.
  8. New care models

    Emerging innovations in governance and organisational form 11 Oct 2016
    New care models Emerging innovations in governance and organisational form This report looks at the different approaches being taken by MCP and PACS vanguards to contracting, governance and other organisational infrastructure. It focuses on developments a ...
  9. User feedback in maternity services

    6 Oct 2016

    Our report looks at how maternity services are collecting, analysing and acting on feedback to improve women's experience of maternity services.

  10. A digital NHS?

    An introduction to the digital agenda and plans for implementation 22 Sep 2016

    In recent years, the digital agenda in health care has been the subject of an array of promises and plans. Following on from the Wachter review of health technology, our new briefing assesses the progress made and what needs to happen next.