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 Cancer services Community services Emergency care End-of-life care General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions Maternity services Mental health Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Clinical commissioning groups Clinical leadership Integrated care Local service design System leadership Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Health inequalities Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Technology and data 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 2002 2003 2004 (-) 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 (-) 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Article What happens if a big care provider fails? Richard Humphries argues that one lesson to emerge from Southern Cross is the need for better clarity in the roles of providers, commissioners, regulators and central government. Report Good governance for clinical commissioning groups: an introductory guide Written for the NAPC and KPMG, this introductory guide to good governance for clinical commissioning groups aims to help them take their first steps towards authorisation. Report Economic regulation in health care: What can we learn from other regulators? With the government looking to extend Monitor's powers to act as a regulator for the health care sector, this paper looks at the lessons that can be learned from economic regulation in health care in other countries and from regulation of other market sectors in the UK. Report Accountability in the NHS: Implications of the government's reform programme The government's health reforms propose radical changes to the running of the NHS, including, how will providers and commissioners be held to account in the future? Article Competition in the NHS in England At the heart of the Health and Social Care Bill are provisions to establish a comprehensive system for economic regulation of health and adult social care services. These provisions are the most ambitious attempt yet to apply market regulation to the NHS. Report Regulating Health Care: The way forward How should the roles of government and independent regulators change in the context of NHS reforms? Evidence and consultation Changes in primary care trusts: Consultation response Our response to the Health Select Committee's inquiry into potential changes to primary care trusts' functions and numbers arising from the Department of Health document, 'Commissioning a Patient-led NHS'. Evidence and consultation Wider view of regulation in health and social care: Consultation response This paper is a response to the Department of Health's review of the regulatory framework for the health and social care sector. Report Putting Health in Local Hands: Early experiences of Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Reveals how one of the first foundation hospitals implemented its governance arrangements, and explores the emerging role of trust members and governors and their relationship with the board of directors. Article NHS foundation trusts Richard Lewis argues that the Healthcare Commission's review offers something for both proponents and detractors. Report Governing Foundation Trusts: A new era for public accountability Our paper on governing foundation trusts looks at the early experiences of foundation trust governors and considers the role they play in health care. 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.