Publications

Bringing you the latest independent views on health and social care from The King's Fund, all of our reports and findings from our projects are available to buy or download. You can also view our Time to Think Differently publications

To order printed copies of our publications, please purchase online or contact publications@kingsfund.org.uk or 020 7307 2568.

Quarterly Monitoring Report April 2014 front cover

How is the NHS performing? April 2014

Quarterly Monitoring Report
Our eleventh Quarterly Monitoring Report features survey results from finance directors and interactive charts on selected NHS performance data.
Front cover of interim report: A new settlement for health and social care

A new settlement for health and social care

Interim report
The interim report from the independent Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England explains why England needs a single health and social care system, with a ring-fenced, singly commissioned budget, and more closely aligned entitlements.
Accountable care organisations in the United States and England front cover

Accountable care organisations in the United States and England

Testing, evaluating and learning what works
This briefing describes the different types of accountable care organisations emerging in the United States and discusses the implication of these developments for integrated care initiatives in England.
Front cover of 2014 Medical revalidation paper

Medical revalidation

From compliance to commitment
Our qualitative assessment of the impact to date of medical revalidation on the behaviour of doctors and the culture of organisations within seven case study sites across England.
Making our health and care systems fit for an ageing population front cover

Making our health and care systems fit for an ageing population

Our fragmented health and care system is not meeting the needs of older people. This report sets out a framework and tools to help local service leaders improve the care they provide for older people across nine key components.
Commissioning and funding general practice front cover

Commissioning and funding general practice

Making the case for family care networks
Our report argues for a new approach that brings together funding for general practice with funding for many other services. This would entail new forms of commissioning, with GPs innovating in how care is delivered.
Community services: how they can transform care front cover

Community services

How they can transform care
Our new paper looks at the changes needed to realise the full potential of community services for transforming care. How should services change in order to fundamentally transform care and move it closer to home?
Service transformation: Lessons from mental health front cover

Service transformation

Lessons from mental health
This paper examines the transformation of mental health services in England and the relevance to current policy. Drawing on workshops with those involved in the changes and a review of published literature, the paper explores the context and factors that enabled change to happen in mental health.
Providing integrated care for older people with complex needs front cover

Providing integrated care for older people with complex needs

Lessons from seven international case studies
Nick Goodwin, Anna Dixon, Geoff Anderson, Walter Wodchis
This report synthesises evidence from seven integrated care case studies, and identifies lessons for policy-makers and service providers to help with the challenges ahead.
How is the health and social care system performing? Quarterly monitoring report January 2014

How is the health and social care system performing? January 2014

Quarterly monitoring report
While our analysis of key performance data in the latest quarterly monitoring report shows that NHS performance is holding up well, the survey findings from finance directors working in the health and social care sectors suggest that financial pressures are increasing.
Making best use of the Better Care Fund front cover

Making best use of the Better Care Fund

Spending to save?
Announced by the government in the June 2013 spending round, the £3.8 billion Better Care Fund is a single pooled budget to support health and social care services to work more closely in local areas. Our evidence-based guide aims to aid the discussions between CCGs, local authorities and health and wellbeing boards as to how the grant is used.
Improving the public's health front cover

Improving the public's health

A resource for local authorities
Local authorities have been given renewed responsibility for public health as part of the health and social care reforms introduced in April 2013. Our new resources attempt to help councils decide which aspects of public health to prioritise, and what actions are most effective.
Polypharmacy and medicines optimisation front cover

Polypharmacy and medicines optimisation

Making it safe and sound
Martin Duerden, Tony Avery, Rupert Payne
Our report looks at the occurrence of polypharmacy - the concurrent use of multiple medications by one individual - in primary and secondary care and in care homes, and offers recommendations for improving the current system.
Volunteering in acute trusts in England front cover

Volunteering in acute trusts in England

Understanding the scale and impact
Part of a project funded by the Department of Health, this paper gauges the scale and value of volunteering in NHS acute trusts in England.
Health and wellbeing boards: One year on report front cover

Health and wellbeing boards

One year on
This report examines how health and wellbeing boards have used their shadow year, what they have achieved, and whether they are providing effective leadership across local systems of care.
Co-ordinated care for people with complex chronic conditions front cover

Co-ordinated care for people with complex chronic conditions

Key lessons and markers for success
Our report explores the key components of effective co-ordinated care through a study of five UK-based programmes that deliver co-ordinated care for people with long-term and complex needs.
South Devon and Torbay front cover

South Devon and Torbay

Proactive case management using the community virtual ward and the Devon Predictive Model
This case study explores community virtual wards based in GP practices within South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group.
Pembrokeshire co-ordinated care case study front cover

Developing community resource teams in Pembrokeshire, Wales

Integration of health and social care in progress
This case study looks at how four community-based teams in Pembrokeshire bring together professionals from health, social care and the third sector to provide care for patients at home.
Revalidation report front cover

Revalidation

The early experiences and views of responsible officers from London
This paper summarises the results of a small research study designed to capture the experiences of, and reflections on, revalidation of responsible officers in London.
Delivering better services for people with long-term conditions front cover

Delivering better services for people with long-term conditions

Building the house of care
Angela Coulter, Sue Roberts, Anna Dixon
Our paper describes a co-ordinated service delivery model – the ‘house of care’ – that aims to deliver proactive, holistic and patient-centred care for people with long-term conditions.

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