The King's Fund


The King’s Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and health care in England. It helps to shape policy and practice through research and analysis; develop individuals, teams and organisations; promote understanding of the health and social care system; and bring people together to learn, share knowledge and debate.

The Fund’s vision is that the best possible health and care is available to all. It was founded in 1897 by the Prince of Wales – later King Edward VII – to help London’s voluntary hospitals. Since then its work has evolved in response to the creation of the NHS and to changes in health policy and practice.