Publications Independent research and analysis on health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: All publications All publications Reports Articles 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 1999 2000 (-) 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2008 2009 2011 2012 (-) 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Report Improving the public's health: A resource for local authorities Local authorities have been given renewed responsibility for public health. These resources attempt to help councils decide which aspects of public health to prioritise, and what actions are most effective. Report Improving the allocation of health resources in England How to decide who gets what While the principles behind resource allocation in the English NHS have changed little since the mid-1970s, the NHS has changed considerably. This paper argues that the resource allocation system needs to change accordingly. Article Inverse care law The inverse care law describes a perverse relationship between the need for health care and its actual utilisation. John Appleby and Chris Deeming discuss this relationship in this Health Service Journal paper. Report Voices, Values and Health: Involving the public in moral decisions Looks at public involvement in policy debates around health-related values via a study on attitudes in London. 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.