Publications Independent research and analysis on health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: Article All publications Reports Long reads (-) Articles Evidence and consultations Commissioned reports Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page Topics Health and care services Adult social care Cancer services Community services (-) Emergency care End-of-life care General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions Mental health New models of care Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Accountable care Clinical commissioning groups Clinical leadership Equality and diversity Health and wellbeing boards Integrated care Local service design Patient leadership Quality improvement Sustainability and transformation plans System leadership Voluntary and community sector (-) Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Carers Children and young people Health inequalities Housing Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Population health Public opinion Technology and data Volunteers Policy, finance and performance Access to care Brexit Commissioning and contracting Devolution General election 2017 Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances NHS five year forward view NHS long-term plan Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2006 2007 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Article Breaking the leadership mould Suzie Bailey and Saffron Cordery from NHS Providers reflect on the findings of our joint report and the challenge of recruiting and retaining leadership roles. Article Leadership vacancies in the NHS The role of leaders is changing as we move towards integrated care, with significant efforts needed to build a pipeline of leaders, say Saffron Cordery and Suzie Bailey. Article What impact will Brexit have on the health and social care workforce? big election questions Ahead of the general election, we consider the impact Brexit will have on the health and social care workforce. Article Is there too much bureaucracy in the NHS? big election questions Ahead of the general election, we explore whether there is too much bureaucracy in the NHS. Article Is the government on track to get 5,000 more doctors working in general practice by 2020? Ahead of the general election, we explore how far the government has come in meeting its pledge to get 5,000 more doctors working in general practice by 2020. Article Organising care at the NHS front line Quality improvement is best led not by regulators but by those who care for patients, say Chris Ham and Don Berwick Article Supporting integration: workforce considerations roundtable discussion Summary of a roundtable event to review the findings of the report: Supporting integration through new roles and working across boundaries. Article Talking leadership: Sally Hulks on nurturing future leaders Sally Hulks, Assistant Director of Leadership and Organisational Development, discusses how organisations can nurture future health care leaders. Article Talking leadership: Allison Trimble on our Top Manager Programme Allison Trimble discusses our Top Manager Programme and how it has adapted to meet the needs of senior managers in today's climate. Article Should there be more discussion about the quality of leadership in the third sector? Is enough emphasis and thought devoted to leadership styles, the culture this creates and whether this fully reflects the organisation’s aims and ethos? Article The four steps to capitalise on talent management in the NHS Successful talent management is an ethos and is core to developing a safe, compassionate culture. Sarah Massie and Katy Steward outline four key components of a successful strategy for developing future leaders Article Build a clearer clinical workforce picture to tackle the challenges it faces Discussions about the NHS workforce have been prominent in the current election campaign and arose during the recent health debate. Article Emergency department pressures need to be tackled through integrated urgent and emergency care Politicians must look for evidence-based solutions and avoid the NHS becoming a political football, says Chris Ham. Article Discharging patients from overcrowded hospitals – fewer 'progress chasers' and more 'doers' please This year, urgent activity in English NHS hospitals has reportedly hit a record high. These figures routinely underestimate the real number of people in beds whose needs no longer require the full facilities of the general hospital. Article The NHS is at breaking point – hard work and dedication alone won't save it Staff are beginning to question how much longer they can stave off the consequences of unprecedented financial pressure. Article Compassionate care means rooting out staff stress Following the government’s response to the Francis report, Michael West looks at why fostering compassion should be about relieving stresses on staff, not threatening criminal sanctions. Article The NHS bill is wrong to target managers for cuts Chris Ham argues that the health service must retain experienced leaders able to work with doctors, nurses and other clinicians to provide the best possible care. Article Care will get worse unless politicians make tough calls In an article for the Independent, Chris Ham explains that improvements in services will only if politicians are willing to support doctors and managers. Article The NHS management workforce Using data from the Binley's Database of NHS Management, this paper analyses the NHS management workforce. Article Caring for patients means caring for nurses As far as patient and staff experiences are concerned, no problem is too small. As well as tackling the issues, leaders must involve their teams in the solutions. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterBlog: Comment and analysis on the key issues in health and social care All blog posts from The King's Fund. 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