The 18-month plan

This week marks the anniversary of the publication of the Five Year Forward View - Anita Charlesworth and Richard Taunt call for an 18-month plan for the NHS.


Richard Taunt

Time for a new year’s resolution

With bonfire night over most of us are now counting down to Christmas – letters to Santa being carefully crafted and party outfits bought. For the team at the Department of Health (DH) the festive ...


Anita Charlesworth

A failed firebreak

The firebreak is not enough and the plan is unravelling at frightening speed. All parts of the NHS must work together if the cataclysmic financial storm is to be survived...


Anita Charlesworth

NHS finances: running the Red Queen's race

As the country’s top priority and biggest employer, the NHS receives a lot of attention. With the diversity of messages reported, it can be confusing. On the one hand there are reports of staff sho...


Ben Gershlick

A transformation fund for the NHS

Over the coming months The King’s Fund and the Health Foundation will be exploring the concept of the transformation fund in more detail. We hope to address the question about what resource is requ...

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