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Report The role of cities in improving population health: international insights Drawing on international case studies, this report explores the role of cities in improving population health and the conditions needed for success. Report Volunteering in general practice: opportunities and insights Interest is growing in the contribution that volunteering can make in health and social care. This paper examines the ways in which volunteers are involved with, and are contributing to, general practice. Report Reimagining community services: making the most of our assets This report looks at the current organisation of community health services and considers how the health and care system needs to change to meet the needs of populations now and in the future. Report Tackling multiple unhealthy risk factors: emerging lessons from practice Our report shares learning and insight from services that are using innovative ways to address the problem of multiple unhealthy behaviours – around tobacco use, alcohol consumption, diet and physical activity – in the population. Report Understanding quality in district nursing services: Learning from patients, carers and staff This report investigates what good district nursing care looks like and looks at the growing demand capacity gap in district nursing and the worrying impact that this is having on services, the workforce and the quality and safety of patient care. Report Options for integrated commissioning Beyond Barker With support for health and social care to have a single ring-fenced budget and a single local commissioner growing, this report looks at the options available for integrated commissioning. Report Managing quality in community health care services From children's services to care for older people and end-of-life support, the community sector plays a key part in meeting the challenges facing our health and care system. This report presents findings from a small-scale study into how quality is managed in community services. Report Specialists in out-of-hospital settings: Findings from six case studies We visited six services where consultants are delivering or facilitating care outside hospital. This report presents the findings from those visits as case studies and identifies some of the key characteristics and challenges to this way of working. Report Community services: How they can transform care Our new paper looks at the changes needed to realise the full potential of community services for transforming care. How should services change in order to fundamentally transform care and move it closer to home? Report Service transformation: Lessons from mental health This paper examines the transformation of mental health services in England and the relevance to current policy. Drawing on workshops with those involved in the changes and a review of published literature, the paper explores the context and factors that enabled change to happen in mental health. 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. Report Transforming the delivery of health and social care: The case for fundamental change This paper explores how the current health and social care delivery system has failed to keep pace with the population's needs and expectations. Report Health and wellbeing boards: System leaders or talking shops? Will health and wellbeing boards be able to achieve greater success than previous bodies? This paper assesses the ways in which local authorities have begun to develop new arrangements with their partners. Report Issues facing commissioners of end-of-life care This paper, authored by Rachael Addicott and Jenny Hiley, highlights the current barriers to commissioning personalised, integrated services for end of life. Report Environments for care at the end of life: The King's Fund's Enhancing the Healing Environment Programme 2008-2010 Describing projects in 19 NHS trusts and one HM prison that took part in schemes to improve the environment of care at the end of life, this publication celebrates the completion of the latest phase of the Enhancing the Healing Environment programme. Report Implementing the End of Life Care Strategy: Lessons from good practice This report from The King's Fund is aimed at those responsible for commissioning and organising end-of-life care services at a local level. Report Delivering better care at end of life: The next steps The next stage of our Choice at the End of Life programme, this report comments on issues raised at a summit on delivering high-quality, end-of-life care. Report Shaping PCT Provider Services: The future for community health This report examines the issues surrounding the placement of community health services, the options proposed for their reorganisation, and the steps that must be taken to deliver the desired transformation in community health services. Report Under One Roof: Will polyclinics deliver integrated care? This report asks whether the polyclinic model will improve the quality and accessibility of health care and deliver cost savings and integrated care. Report Improving Environments for Care at End of Life: Lessons from eight UK pilot programmes We share the lessons from a pilot programme launched in 2006 to improve environments for care at end of life, with experiences from eight pilot sites. Report Improving Choice at End of Life This paper provides a descriptive analysis of the impact and costs of new services as part of the Marie Curie Delivering Choice Programme, launched in 2004. 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. Report Community-based Compulsory Treatment Orders in Scotland: The early evidence What impact have community-based compulsory treatment orders had in the first six months since they were introduced in Scotland, and what lessons can England and Wales learn from this experience? 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? 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