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 Maternity services Mental health New models of care Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Accountable care (-) Clinical commissioning groups Health and wellbeing boards Integrated care Local service design Quality improvement System leadership Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Children and young people Health inequalities Older people (-) Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Public opinion (-) Policy, finance and performance Access to care Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 1998 2000 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 (-) 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Article Hospital Pathways programme: lessons learned We describe the Hospital Pathways programme, the method used to evaluate it, what we learned about the approach, and how the lessons have influenced the Patient and Family-centred Care programme. Article The Patient and Family-centred Care programme We speak to Dr Joanne Watson about the Patient and Family-centred Care programme, run in association with the Health Foundation. Report Health policy under the coalition government: A mid-term assessment Written halfway through the 2010–2015 parliament, this review considers how the NHS is performing under the coalition government, following on from The King’s Fund’s major review of NHS performance from 1997 to 2010. Article How will reforms to the NHS in England affect mental health services? The lasting impact of the reforms on mental health services and the people who use them will depend not simply on the legislation itself, but on how it is implemented, says Chris Naylor. Report Improving GP services in England: Exploring the association between quality of care and the experience of patients Using data for more than 8,000 general practices in England, this paper examines the association between patients’ perceptions about the non-clinical aspects of care and practice performance on measures of clinical quality. Report Payment by Results: How can payment systems help to deliver better care? Our report reviews the role and objectives of payment systems in the English NHS, focusing on Payment by Results (PbR). Article Rises in health care spending: where will it end? John Appleby examines why countries spend more and more of their wealth on health care and assesses the long term affordability. Article Designing the future: approaches to measuring patient experience A poster by Glenn Robert and Jocelyn Cornwell has won the best research poster prize at the ‘International Society for Quality in Health Care’ (ISQua) 29th International Conference in Geneva. Evidence and consultation The role of local authorities in health issues: Consultation response We set out our thoughts on the Communities and Local Government Committee inquiry on the role of local authorities in health issues. Evidence and consultation Consultation response: Draft mandate for the National Health Service Commissioning Board This document sets out our thoughts on the Department of Health’s consultation on the draft mandate for the National Health Service Commissioning Board. Report How is the NHS performing? September 2012: Quarterly monitoring report This quarter's report finds that NHS performance is holding up well, but there is concern that quality of care may suffer as financial pressures bite from next year. Report Dealing with financially unsustainable providers: how will the failure regime work? This paper explains why a failure regime is required in the NHS, outlines how the failure regime for NHS trusts (currently being applied in South London) works and how the failure regime for foundation trusts introduced by the Health and Social Care Act 2012 will work in future. Article Setting objectives for the NHS Commissioning Board One of the principal aims of England’s Health and Social Care Act 2012 is to distance politicians from the day to day management of the NHS. This aim is being pursued by the creation of the NHS Commissioning Board, which will take responsibility for allocating resources to clinical commissioning groups and commissioning some services directly. Article Fixing the broken system Chris Ham and Anna Dixon put forward that case that urgent action is needed to change how health and social care are delivered. Evidence and consultation Consultation response: Liberating the NHS: No decision about me, without me This document sets out our thoughts on the Department of Health’s consultation: Liberating the NHS: No decision about me, without me. Report Older people and emergency bed use: Exploring variation This paper explores factors that might be driving the significant variation in use of hospital beds by patients over 65 admitted as an emergency. Report Preparing for the Francis report: how to assure quality in the NHS With the Francis Inquiry report due in the autumn, we set out our views on how the system of quality assurance needs to evolve and how it should operate. Article Commissioning top 10 Chris Naylor summarises our ten priorities for commissioners, describing ten areas in which action will be needed to secure a sustainable health system. Article Seeking answers to questions about the care system Richard Humphries discusses the government’s progress report on the funding of care and support. Report British Social Attitudes survey 2011: public satisfaction with the NHS and its services The topline results and satisfaction trends relating to the NHS and health care issues from the British Social Attitudes survey 2011. 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.