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 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 General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions Mental health Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Integrated care Local service design Quality improvement Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Children and young people (-) Health inequalities Patient experience Patient involvement Policy, finance and performance Access to care (-) Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation NHS finances Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2000 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 (-) 2007 2008 (-) 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Article Improving partnership working to reduce health inequalities Working in partnership is central to reducing health inequalities – one department acting alone cannot tackle an issue that does not respect organisational boundaries. Evidence and consultation Health Select Committee call for evidence in commissioning: Consultation response This paper is a response to the Health Select Committee's call for evidence in their inquiry into commissioning, which is often seen as the weakest link in the NHS. Evidence and consultation Strategic review of health inequalities in England post-2010 (Marmot Review) Consultation response This paper is a response to the Marmot Review Consultation. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the proposals to reduce health inequalities and a range of evidence to underpin future health policy. Report PBC two years on: Moving forward and making a difference? This report examines the state of practice-based commissioning two years after a 2007 survey by The King's Fund and NHS Alliance found primary care trusts were struggling with implementation. Article New Year priorities for NHS under the microscope John Appleby examines the New Year priorities for the NHS outlined in last week’s Operating Framework for 2008/09. 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. 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. 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. 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.