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  1. Data briefing: Emergency hospital admissions for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions

    Identifying the potential for reductions 21 Aug 2012
    Our data briefing looks at patterns of admissions for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions and assesses how emergency admissions could be reduced.
  2. Data briefing: Emergency bed use

    What the numbers tell us 16 Jul 2014
    Our data briefing looks at the trends emerging in emergency admissions and hospital bed use in the NHS. What do the numbers tell us?
  3. Briefing: Independent sector treatment centres

    29 Aug 2012
    Independent sector treatment centres (ISTCs) provide services to NHS patients but are owned and run by organisations outside the NHS. This briefing paper explains why ISTCs were introduced, and how they are funded, staffed and regulated.
  4. Briefing: General practice in England

    An overview 16 Jul 2014
    This briefing sets out how general practice is organised, contracted and financed; analyses the impact of recent government policy; and looks at future trends.
  5. Briefing: Funding adult social care in England

    16 Jul 2014
    • Teresa Poole
    Teresa Poole sets out how adult social care is currently funded, outlines some of the main criticisms of the current arrangements and describes the types of changes the government might consider for its reform.
  6. Briefing: Mental Health Act 2007

    16 Jul 2014
    • Simon Lawton-Smith
    This briefing focuses on the Mental Health Act 2007 and its policies in relation to England.
  7. Briefing: Celebrating the NHS at 60

    16 Jul 2014
    In this briefing, John Appleby and Ruth Thorlby explore the early years of the NHS and look forward to what we might encounter in the next 60 years.
  8. Briefing: High Quality Care for All: the NHS Next Stage Review final report

    16 Jul 2014
    This briefing provides The King's Fund's analysis of the key themes explored in High Quality Care For All, the final report from Lord Darzi's NHS Next Stage Review.
  9. Briefing: Patient choice

    16 Jul 2014
    Patient choice has been a major theme of the Labour government's public sector modernisation programme. This briefing looks at the development of reforms to give patients a choice of provider for their planned hospital care.
  10. Practice-based commissioning briefing

    16 Jul 2014
    • Natasha Curry,
    • Ruth Thorlby
    This briefing explores some of the questions and issues relating to practice-based commissioning in England, examines the pace of implementation and offers some analysis of the impact – current and future – on NHS services.