Briefings and responses

The King’s Fund regularly submits evidence to parliamentary committees, responds to consultations and prepares briefings on key policy issues in health and social care.

These documents are all available to download below.

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Evidence submission: Health Committee's inquiry into Brexit and health and social care

Our response focuses on the issues to which attention will need to be paid in the withdrawal negotiations in relation to health and social care and, where applicable, the outcomes that should be sought.

Consultation response: A New Start: changes to the way the CQC regulates, inspects and monitors care

This consultation response sets out the views of The King's Fund on changes to the way the Care Quality Commission regulates, inspects and monitors care.

Consultation response: Draft mandate for the National Health Service Commissioning Board

This document sets out our thoughts on the Department of Health’s consultation on the draft mandate for the National Health Service Commissioning Board.

Briefing: The Health and Social Care Bill - Second Reading in the House of Lords

In this briefing for the Second Reading in the House of Lords we set out our views on suggested reforms from the Health and Social Care Bill, including regulation, choice of provider and clinical commissioning.

Evidence submission: Health Select Committee's inquiry into Public Expenditure

We welcomed the Health Select Committee's Inquiry into Public Expenditure in September 2011.

Briefing: The Health and Social Care Bill report and third reading

Despite recent amendments to the Bill, following the recommendations from the NHS Future Forum, we are still concerned that the scale of the structural changes set out in the Bill. In this briefing we set out our concerns.

Briefing: The Health and Social Care Bill - Recommital to Public Bill Committee

This briefing represents our full response to the changes made to the Health and Social Care Bill, including our concern that the scale of the reforms and the challenges associated with implementing them present risks that could affect NHS performance during this critical phase.

Public Bill Committee submission on part three of the Health and Social Care Bill

Anna Dixon
This submission focuses on Part three of the Health and Social Care Bill, which sets out the legislative framework for the economic regulation of health and social care.

Submission to the Co-operation and Competition Panel: Any willing provider

Our review of the operation of any willing provider for the provision of routine elective care: interim assessment.

Response to Liberating the NHS: regulating health care providers

This is part of our response to the government's consultation on the White Paper. It sets out our view on the need for regulation, the general scope and nature of that regulation and addresses the changes to the powers and freedoms proposed for NHS trusts.

Consultation response: the future regulation of health and adult social care in England

This paper responds to the Department of Health consultation on the framework for the registration of health and adult social care providers.

Consultation response: public consultation on proposals for change to health care professional regulation

This paper responds to a report on medical regulation, 'Good Doctors, Safer Patients' and the review by the Department of Health on the regulation of non-medical health care professions.

Consultation response: wider view of regulation in health and social care

This paper is a response to the Department of Health's review of the regulatory framework for the health and social care sector.