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 End-of-life care General practice Hospital care Maternity services Mental health Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Accountable care Clinical leadership Integrated care Local service design System leadership Workforce and skills Patients, people and society 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 Social care finances Year 2000 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 (-) 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Article Analysis: Operating Framework The Operating Framework sets out the Department of Health's vision for the NHS, bringing together last year's priorities with the proposals on quality. Article Winners and losers in PCT funding shake up John Appleby provides a data analysis of the new PCT allocations, looking at the likely impact, particularly in the context of the wider economic climate. Article Quality in a cold climate: is the NHS on course? Anna Dixon questions whether the Outcomes Framework offers a coherent guide to help steer the health service through the more difficult financial times ahead. Report NHS spending: Local variations in priorities: an update This update examines how PCTs allocate their spending to different programmes of care, and considers the true effect of the different needs of local populations. Report Paying the Price: The cost of mental health care in England to 2026 This report suggests that without the right level and type of investment into mental health care we will all pay the price – not just in wasted resources but also in wasted lives. Evidence and consultation Data briefing: why NHS budgets have always been a bugbear John Appleby and Ruth Thorlby explain how setting NHS budgets has always been problematic. Report Operating framework 2008/9 In this briefing we analyse the 2008/9 Operating Framework, created by the Department of Health as a set of priorities and guidance for running 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.