Publications Independent research and analysis on health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: All publications All publications Reports Long reads 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 General practice Hospital care Mental health New models of care (-) Public health Sexual health care Leadership, systems and organisations Accountable care Clinical leadership Equality and diversity Integrated care Local service design Quality improvement Sustainability and transformation plans 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 Public opinion Technology and data Policy, finance and performance Access to care Brexit Commissioning and contracting General election 2017 Governance and regulation NHS finances NHS five year forward view Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 (-) 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 (-) 2017 2018 2019 Evidence and consultation The King’s Fund response to the Mayor of London’s draft health inequalities strategy We find that the draft strategy is a good start, but we believe as it is finalised its commitments need to be more tightly focused on inequality reduction than they currently are. Article What impact will Brexit have on the health and social care workforce? big election questions Ahead of the general election, we consider the impact Brexit will have on the health and social care workforce. Article Is there too much bureaucracy in the NHS? big election questions Ahead of the general election, we explore whether there is too much bureaucracy in the NHS. Article Is the government on track to get 5,000 more doctors working in general practice by 2020? Ahead of the general election, we explore how far the government has come in meeting its pledge to get 5,000 more doctors working in general practice by 2020. Article Organising care at the NHS front line Quality improvement is best led not by regulators but by those who care for patients, say Chris Ham and Don Berwick Long read What is social prescribing? Social prescribing enables GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services. But does it work? And how does it fit in with wider health and care policy? Report Community Renewal and Mental Health: Strengthening the links Aims to help workers supporting people with mental health problems and community stakeholders understand each other's perspectives to produce an integrated approach to boosting social inclusion. Report Ethnic Diversity and Mental Health in London: Recent developments This paper looks at developments in mental health care for black and minority ethnic communities. Report In Capital Health? Creative solutions to London's NHS workforce challenges London's population is growing but the NHS is having difficulty recruiting, retaining and deploying its health care workforce. How can it overcome these challenges? Report Auditing Age Discrimination: A practical approach to promoting age equality in health and social care Discrimination against older people is an increasingly high-profile problem, but it can be hard to define. This guide explains how to gather and assess evidence of age discrimination in health. 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.