Publications Independent research and analysis on health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: All publications All publications Reports Articles 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 Emergency care End-of-life care General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions Mental health Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Clinical commissioning groups Clinical leadership Health and wellbeing boards Integrated care Local service design Patient leadership Quality improvement Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Carers Health inequalities Housing Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Public opinion Volunteers Policy, finance and performance (-) Commissioning and contracting (-) Devolution Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2000 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 (-) 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Article Encourage GPs to take ownership of their CCG Regardless of their shape or size, building and maintaining strong relationships with GPs is a key challenge for new clinical commissioning groups, write Holly Holder and Shilpa Ross Article How local government's relationship with the NHS is changing Relationships between councils and clinical commissioning groups are getting better, but there are big challenges ahead, says Richard Humphries. Article How to engage GPs in developing primary care Clinical commissioning groups offer GPs the chance to be more involved in transforming primary care. Article Can clinical commissioning groups transform the NHS? There is a pressing need for clinical expertise to be harnessed more effectively in the commissioning of health services, and CCGs potentially provide a way through which this can happen. Article The next chief executive of NHS England The next person appointed as chief executive of NHS England will essentially be the leader of the national health system, says Chris Ham. Commissioned report Working together to deliver the Mandate: Strengthening partnerships between the NHS and the voluntary sector This report looks at a wide range of innovative partnerships and projects between health trusts and voluntary sector providers to consider how the barriers to effective partnership working can be overcome. Report The four UK health systems: Learning from each other This paper aims to probe what it sees as a woefully under-explored area: the differences between the United Kingdom's four separate health systems. Article Resource allocation: a forgotten element of health policy In austere times, the importance of resource allocation in the NHS should be clear for everyone − not just policy nerds − says David Buck Report Improving the allocation of health resources in England How to decide who gets what While the principles behind resource allocation in the English NHS have changed little since the mid-1970s, the NHS has changed considerably. This paper argues that the resource allocation system needs to change accordingly. Article Future proofing the Quality and Outcomes Framework We must make the Quality and Outcomes Framework fit for purpose in the era of multimorbidity and cost savings, says Veena Raleigh. 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.