Publications Independent research and analysis on health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: All publications All publications Reports Articles Evidence and consultations Commissioned reports Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page Topics Health and care services Adult social care Community services Emergency care End-of-life care General practice (-) Hospital care Long-term conditions Mental health Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Clinical commissioning groups Clinical leadership Health and wellbeing boards Integrated care Local service design Patient leadership Quality improvement Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Carers Health inequalities Housing Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Public opinion Volunteers (-) Policy, finance and performance Commissioning and contracting Devolution Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 1998 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 (-) 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Article The future town hall Local government’s relationship with the NHS will be 95 years old in 2043 – by then we will know whether the 2012 Health and Social Care Act really was a game-changing shift in the relationship between these two great public service silos. Article Governors are vital to a foundation trust's success Since 2003, when the previous Health and Social Care Act created the concept of foundation trust governors, their role has been frequently debated but seen by many as offering only a weak form of accountability. Evidence and consultation Health Committee's 2013 accountability hearing with Monitor: Evidence submission The King's Fund's written evidence submission, informing the Health Committee's annual accountability hearing with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Article Balancing budgets or protecting patient safety In this article for the British Medical Journal, Chris Ham considers the choices facing providers who are struggling to balance budgets and protect patient safety and quality of care. Commissioned report 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. Evidence and consultation Health Select Committee's inquiry into public expenditure on health and social care: Evidence submission This submission considers the financial pressures the NHS is currently under and will continue to face in the coming years. Report 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. Evidence and consultation Health Committee's 2013 accountability hearing with the Care Quality Commission: Evidence submission The King's Fund's written evidence submission, informing the Health Committee's annual accountability hearing with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Report 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. Article Encourage GPs to take ownership of their CCG Regardless of their shape or size, building and maintaining strong relationships with GPs is a key challenge for new clinical commissioning groups, write Holly Holder and Shilpa Ross Article How to relieve pressure on the NHS Angela Coulter writes about the house of care, a new model which places the patient at the heart of the delivery system and encourages personalised care planning. Article Supporting poorly performing NHS hospitals to improve Chris Ham comments on Jeremy Hunt's plans to ask high-performing NHS hospitals to provide support to poorly performing hospitals to enable them to improve the quality and safety of patient care. Report How is the health and social care system performing? September 2013: Quarterly monitoring report The NHS will struggle to meet its target of delivering £20 billion in productivity improvements by 2015 according to our latest quarterly monitoring report. Article How local government's relationship with the NHS is changing Relationships between councils and clinical commissioning groups are getting better, but there are big challenges ahead, says Richard Humphries. Report Exploring the system-wide costs of falls in older people in Torbay Using Torbay’s unique patient-level linked data set, we explore the NHS and social care costs of the care pathway for older people in the 12 months before and after being admitted to hospital as a result of a fall. Article Hospitals: is bigger better? In the latest edition of our Insight magazine, we talk to Nigel Edwards, Senior Fellow at The King's Fund, about the problems often faced by smaller hospitals and how these problems could be overcome. Evidence and consultation A New Start: changes to the way the CQC regulates, inspects and monitors care: Consultation response 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. Article Four nations means one huge wasted opportunity All four UK health services face the same problems. Yet none of them is learning from the others about the best approaches, says Nick Timmins. Article How to engage GPs in developing primary care Clinical commissioning groups offer GPs the chance to be more involved in transforming primary care. Article Can clinical commissioning groups transform the NHS? There is a pressing need for clinical expertise to be harnessed more effectively in the commissioning of health services, and CCGs potentially provide a way through which this can happen. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterBlog: Comment and analysis on the key issues in health and social care All blog posts from The King's Fund. Search our database of health and care policy literatureHealth and care explained: How does the health and care system work? How is it changing?This selection of content aims to make sense of the health and care system – including videos, articles, illustrated summaries and more.