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Evidence and consultation Practice-based commissioning briefing 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. Report Improving Chronic Disease Management An Anglo-American exchange The King's Fund and Commonwealth Fund sponsored a seminar bringing together leading policymakers, clinicians and academics from England and the USA to share experiences. Report The reconfiguration of hospital services in England This briefing examines the recent debate over hospital configuration in England; describes what changes are currently being proposed together with the main factors driving these changes; and sets out the process by which services can be reconfigured. Article Is it the end for district general hospitals? Tony Harrison and Ian Gilmore ask whether more care at home and new 'polyclinics' will spell the end of district general hospitals? Article Forging ahead with lessons from the future Imagine being able to see the future and assess health needs and the repercussions of policy initiatives. Windmill 2007 did that and found some valuable pointers. Article The new political reality facing the NHS At the dawn of a new political administration, The King's Fund Chief Executive Niall Dickson examines the issues likely to dominate health debate in the coming months. Evidence and consultation Department of Health consultation on options for the future of Payment by Results: 2008/9 to 2010/11: Consultation response This paper supports the challenges set out by the Department of Health for Payments by Results, but asks if its goals are likely to conflict in practice. Evidence and consultation Department of Health consultation on the commissioning framework for health and wellbeing: Consultation response This paper responds to the Department of Health's consultation on the commissioning framework for health and wellbeing, which is part of wider reforms to change the role of primary care trusts (PCTs) from providers to commissioners. Report Practice-based Commissioning survey results: From good idea to effective practice Despite receiving widespread support, implementation of practice-based commissioning (PBC) has been slow. This report explores the current situation for PBC and considers how it might be driven forward within the NHS. Report Our health, our care, our say: A new direction for community services In January 2006 the Department of Health published 'Our health, our care, our say: A new direction for community services'. This briefing outlines the main policies. Evidence and consultation Supervised community treatment briefing One of the most controversial proposals in the government's Mental Health Bill is the introduction of supervised community treatment (SCT). This briefing explores some of the surrounding issues and the available evidence on the likely effect of SCT. Article Catching them early: how are primary schools supporting children with emotional and behavioural needs? Article reporting on The King's Fund research into how primary schools are supporting children with emotional and behavioural needs. Report An Anatomy of GP Referral Decisions: A qualitative study of GPs' views on their role in supporting patient choice This qualitative study explores GPs' views on their role in supporting patient choice at the point of referral, their views on Choose and Book and equity in choice. Article Tribunals and tribulations Simon Lawton-Smith argues that Scotland's experience of compulsory community treatment orders provides some useful pointers for the forthcoming Mental Health (Amendment) Act in England and Wales. Article The reconfiguration of hospital services in England Jo Maybin says ministers face a struggle to win over sceptics about NHS reform. 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.