Publications Independent research and analysis on health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: All publications All publications Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page Topics Health and care services Community services Emergency care General practice Mental health Public health (-) Leadership, systems and organisations Equality and diversity Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Children and young people Health inequalities Patient involvement Policy, finance and performance Governance and regulation NHS finances Year 1999 2000 2001 (-) 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Report Counting the Smiles: Morale and motivation in the NHS A motivated workforce is vital if the government is to achieve its plans to modernise the NHS. This research summary looks at what can be done to ensure and sustain morale. Report Great to be Grey Explores how the NHS could reverse the growing number of experienced, skilled older workers taking early retirement, and argues that sustained commitment is needed to make older people feel valued. Report Old Habits Die Hard: Tackling age discrimination in health and social care Identifies a lack of tools to help combat age discrimination in the health and social care sectors, and offers guidance on policies to help eradicate ageist practices from 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.