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  • 28Jan

    Community health services explained

    This explainer from the King’s Fund highlights that each year, community health services have about 100 million patient contacts and account for around £10 billion of the NHS budget and one-fifth of the total NHS workforce. This diverse sector covers a wide range of services, from those targeted at people living with complex health and…

  • 1Nov

    How does the NHS in England work? An alternative guide

    This animation by the King’s Fund is a whistle-stop tour of how the NHS works in 2017 and how it is changing: https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/audio-video/how-does-nhs-in-england-work and unpacks how the NHS is structured in a series of diagrams too: https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/audio-video/how-new-nhs-structured Katie Mantell also looks at how and why the King’s Fund made the animation: https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/blog/2017/10/how-does-nhs-work-never-ending-story    

  • 7Dec

    Producing patient information – a 50 year perspective!

    The King’s Fund have published a blog, inspired by their archive, exploring how guidance on what constitutes good quality patient information has changed over the last 50 years.   The King’s Fund’s first report on producing patient information, Information booklets for patients, was based on a survey carried out by the Fund in 1962. Using…

  • 28Oct

    The NHS if … King’s Fund Competition

    The King’s Fund has launched an essay competition to stimulate new thinking and writing about the future of the NHS. They are inviting people to write their own essay exploring a future scenario for the NHS, considering the potential impact on the health system and wider society. An expert panel of judges will select the…

  • 8Aug

    Designing digital services around users’ needs – King’s Fund event

    The King’s Fund are holding an event focusing on designing digital health services around the needs of patients and service users. When: 6 October 2016, 9am – 4.30pm Where:The King’s Fund, London W1G 0AN The workshop will focus on how the NHS and social care can use the principles of user-centred design to create digital…

  • 15Jun

    Digital health and care congress

    The King’s Fund Digital Health and Care Congress takes place in London on 5 and 6 July. The event aims to share learning about exciting digital health technology, research, and innovative service delivery methods that are having a positive impact on care providers and patients. It will feature presentations from  NHS trusts, clinical commissioning groups,…

  • 11Jun

    Map of technology and data in health and care

    The King’s Fund have published an interactive map of how technology and data are being used in health and care across England and the rest of the world. It brings together case studies highlighting some of the places that are experimenting with and implementing new technologies to achieve better health outcomes or more efficient care.…

  • 9Jan

    King’s Fund call for papers on enabling patient-centred care through digital health

    The King’s Fund are inviting the submission of abstracts for both oral and poster presentations for the Digital Health and Care Congress they are holding in July. Papers should be based on either research, projects and innovations, or policy. The 2014 Congress attracted over 500 delegates and explored the latest approaches, technologies and research emerging…

  • 23Nov

    Kings Fund reports on future trends in health

    The King’s Fund is launching a new programme of work to stimulate debate about the changes needed for health and social care to meet the challenges of the future. Their Time to Think Differently programme aims to generate new thinking about how to address these challenges and deliver a transformation in services for patients. Their analysis of the trends that will influence the way health and social care is delivered in future includes demographics, healthy behaviours, disease and disability, workforce and public expectations.

  • 9Nov

    Report: The association between quality of care and the experience of patients

    Using data for more than 8,000 general practices in England, this Kings Fund paper examines the association between patients’ perceptions about the non-clinical aspects of care and practice performance on measures of clinical quality. Generally speaking, practices that deliver a good experience for their patients have higher QOF outcomes scores. The reverse is also true – practices whose patients are more negative about access to the practice and using its services generally perform less well on clinical quality.

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