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 End-of-life care General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions Mental health (-) Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Integrated care Local service design Workforce and skills (-) Patients, people and society Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Technology and data Policy, finance and performance Access to care Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation NHS finances Performance Productivity Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 (-) 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Commissioned report Sustainable Food and the NHS How can hospitals manage food procurement sustainably and promote healthy eating? Includes a framework for assessing procurement and catering practices and offers recommendations for policies, menu designs and contract specifications. Evidence and consultation Smoke-free elements of the Health Improvement and Protection Bill: Consultation response This paper considers the proposed smoking ban outlined in the White Paper 'Choosing Health: Making health choices easier' and argues that it is a form of stewardship needed for the public good. Article Enhancing the Healing Environment: NHS Directory An article for the NHS Directory on the Enhancing the Healing Environment programme. Article Shop 'til you drop It is the lynchpin of health policy for third-term Labour, but how much does the public understand about what choice offers? Rebecca Rosen reports on new research. Report Trends in the London Care Market 1994-2024 We look at London's care market, examining trends in its population profile and in the resources and services available for older people in our paper. Report Nanny or Steward? The role of government in public health What actions can governments take to influence individual and collective behaviour to reduce health risks, and how does state intervention impact on public health? Report Self-management for Long-term Conditions: Patients' perspectives on the way ahead We review patients' perceptions about managing their own long-term conditions, and identify how primary care trusts and other health and social care providers can best support them in line with their individual needs. Report The Business of Caring: The King's Fund inquiry into care services for older people in London Our briefing exposes major shortcomings in the current care system for older people in London and recommends ways to address them. Report Commissioning Care Services for Older People Achievements and challenges in London This paper from The King's Fund outlines the factors helping or hindering the commissioning of care across London. Article Using statistics to detect poor practice John Appleby explores the extent to which poor performance by individual clinicians could be reflected in data available from routine NHS statistics. Article Implementing a national strategy for patient safety: lessons from the National Health Services in England Richard Lewis and M. Fletcher highlight the importance of a strategic analysis of the policy process in the design of the national patient safety strategy. Commissioned report Measuring NHS Success: Can patients' views on health outcomes help to manage performance? The NHS regularly measures and monitors aspects of its performance. If it started routinely measuring patients' health-related quality-of-life outcomes too, what would be the benefits? 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.