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We pull together a typical day based on the experiences of GPs we met in researching Innovative models of general practice. Report Volunteering in general practice: opportunities and insights Interest is growing in the contribution that volunteering can make in health and social care. This paper examines the ways in which volunteers are involved with, and are contributing to, general practice. Long read Building resilience and sustainability – tips for charity leaders Our work with charities through the GSK IMPACT Awards has highlighted some of the most common challenges they face. Here we share 10 key pieces of advice for charity leaders, based on the knowledge and insight we have gained. Commissioned report Insights from the spread of the primary care home This report was commissioned by the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) and explores the factors that contributed to the spread of the primary care home. Commissioned report Volunteering in ambulance services: developing and diversifying opportunities Commissioned by the Office for Civil Society, this report explores the role and value of volunteering within ambulance services in England and identifies examples of different ways in which volunteering opportunities are being developed. Commissioned report Investing in quality: The contribution of large charities to shaping future health and care This commissioned report explores how the work of the National Garden Scheme and its beneficiaries contributes to supporting and shaping health and care. Long read Primary care networks explained A key part of the NHS long-term plan, primary care networks will bring general practices together to work at scale. But what are they? How are they funded and held accountable? And what difference will they make? Beccy Baird explains the latest form of GP collaboration. Commissioned report Measuring general practice productivity With a rising workload, general practice in England is under significant pressure. This study developed and tested a measure of effectiveness in general practice known as the general practice effectiveness tool. Article Caution needed over ambitions for new primary care networks It is critical that primary care networks are not set up to fail by taking on too many tasks too quickly. Report Innovative models of general practice We look at innovative models of general practice from the UK and other countries and identify key design features we believe will be important in designing effective GP services in the future. Commissioned report Commissioner perspectives on working with the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector This report explores how and why clinical commissioning groups and local authorities are engaging with the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. Article Making an impact: Matthew’s story We talk to Matthew Lanham, Chief Executive of the Neuromuscular Centre – a charity that won a GSK IMPACT Award in recognition of its work to improve people's health. Report Modelling excellence in the charity sector: learning from 20 years of the GSK IMPACT Awards This report explores the work of small to medium-sized health and wellbeing charities that have won GSK IMPACT Awards, identifying their characteristics and capabilities and looking at the common factors contributing to organisational effectiveness. Article Did the government meet its pledge to deliver seven-day services? Ahead of the general election, we explore whether the government met its pledge on seven-day services. Article Is general practice in crisis? big election questions Ahead of the general election, we consider whether general practice is in crisis. Long read Cascading Leadership: a new model to support leadership in the voluntary and community sector We outline the importance of investing in leadership in the voluntary and community sector, sharing the results of an external evaluation of the Cascading Leadership programme. Long read What is social prescribing? Social prescribing enables GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services. But does it work? And how does it fit in with wider health and care policy? Report Clinical commissioning: GPs in charge? What progress has been made around effective GP involvement in commissioning? This report from The King's Fund and the Nuffield Trust assesses what has been learnt so far and makes recommendations for the future. Report Understanding pressures in general practice Our report uses qualitative and quantitative data to assess the patient factors, system factors and supply-side issues driving the current pressures in general practice. Article A day in the life of a GP We spoke to a number of GPs as part of the research for our report on understanding pressures in general practice. This feature compiles some of their experiences to reflect a typical day working in primary care. Article Building collaborative partnerships with patients and communities Mark Doughty discusses progress made by The King's Fund's Leading collaboratively with patients and communities programme. Evidence and consultation Submission to the VCSE Review’s discussion paper on challenges and solutions to better investment in and partnership with the VCSE Review Download The King's Fund submission to the VCSE Review’s discussion paper on challenges and solutions to better investment in and partnership with the VCSE Review. Evidence and consultation Health Committee Inquiry into the challenges affecting primary care services: Evidence submission Our response to this Inquiry concludes that the future of general practice rests on a combination of investment and reform. 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. Search our database of health and care policy literatureHealth and care explained: How does the health and care system work? How is it changing?This selection of content aims to make sense of the health and care system – including videos, articles, illustrated summaries and more.