Hospital care Our work on NHS care delivered in a hospital setting Content Type Viewing: Our work Our work Publications Projects Blog posts Events Multimedia Press releases Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page Audio Trolleys and targets: a never-ending winter for hospitals? A podcast about big ideas in health and care. Episode two: Does winter ever end for the NHS these days? Helen McKenna talks about winter pressures in A&E with Siva Anandaciva and Matthew Kershaw. Report NHS hospital bed numbers: past, present, future The number of NHS hospital beds in England has more than halved over the past 30 years. This briefing examines the data on hospital beds, explores the drivers underpinning the changes observed and considers whether STPs’ proposed bed reductions are realistic. Blog Hospital bed numbers – can the downward trend continue? Leo Ewbank asks whether sustainability and transformation plan proposals to reduce the number of hospital beds are realistic. Data visualisation Hospital activity The NHS is treating more patients than ever before, with hospitals experiencing increases in attendances at A&E departments, non-elective (emergency) admissions, elective admissions, and outpatient attendances. Article Is it the end for district general hospitals? Tony Harrison and Ian Gilmore ask whether more care at home and new 'polyclinics' will spell the end of district general hospitals? Article The reconfiguration of hospital services in England Jo Maybin says ministers face a struggle to win over sceptics about NHS reform. Report How Should we Deal with Hospital Failure? Facing the challenges of the new NHS market Financial instability is just one reason for failure in the NHS. This paper explores how failure can be prevented or managed, while protecting the quality of patient care and restoring viability. Report The War on Waiting for Hospital Treatment: What has Labour achieved and what challenges remain? This report assesses the policy initiatives the government has taken to address waiting list numbers and waiting times, and explores what should be done next. Article Impact of choice on hospital viability John Appleby looks at the impact of patient choice on the future viability of some hospitals. Completed project Predicting and reducing re-admission to hospital Between 2005 and 2007, The King's Fund was commissioned to produce software tools and models to identify individuals at high risk of re-admission to hospital. Report NHS Walk-in Centres in London Assesses the success of London's nurse-led walk-in centres, where patients can access instant primary care. Got a question? Ask a librarianReading listInpatient mental health services reading list A selected list of references held by The King's Fund library. TopicEmergency care: Our work on non-elective NHS care delivered in A&E or a minor injury / walk-in settingTopicIntegrated care: Our work on joined-up health and care services Our work on joined-up health and care services within the NHS and social care.