Recent reports

Mission Impossible? The task for NHS Providers in 2017/2018

22nd March 2017

The 2017 Budget on 8 March confirmed that, while there was extra money for social care and a small amount … Read more

Health cuts most likely cause of major rise in mortality, study claims

17th February 2017

An unprecedented rise in mortality in England and Wales, where 30,000 excess deaths occurred in 2015, is likely to be … Read more

How hospital activity and funding in England have changed over time – The King’s Fund

20th December 2016

In recent years, NHS spending has been protected while other budgets such as welfare, local government and the police have … Read more

Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) explained – The King’s Fund

2nd December 2016

Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) were announced in NHS planning guidance published in December 2015. NHS organisations and local authorities in … Read more

Patients and staff shut out of NHS transformation plans, says thinktank

14th November 2016

NHS plans that could lead to hospital and A&E closures have been kept secret from the public and barely involved … Read more

David Oliver: Seven day services and soundbites

11th November 2016

“Our plans for seven day services are simple,” the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, clarified in his party’s conference speech in … Read more

Can Simon Stevens’ Sustainability and Transformation Plans save the NHS? – The Centre for Health and Public Interest

6th November 2016

Predictions that the NHS is facing disaster have been issued so often that people no longer pay much attention. This … Read more

CQC: State of Health Care and Adult Social Care in England 2015/16

13th October 2016

CQC Summary Demands are increasing on health and social care. State of Care – our annual overview of health and … Read more

King’s Fund Quarterly Monitoring Report: How is the NHS performing?

19th September 2016

Our Quarterly Monitoring Report examines the views of finance directors on the productivity challenge they face, as well as some … Read more

Social Care for Older People – The King’s Fund

15th September 2016

This report, published jointly with the Nuffield Trust, looks at the current state of social care services for older people … Read more