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 2006 2009 2010 2011 2012 (-) 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Article How will health and wellbeing boards fare? The 65-year-old relationship between the NHS and local government bears testimony to numerous attempts to co-ordinate the work of these two enormous public service silos. Will the new health and wellbeing boards fare any better? Report Health and wellbeing boards: One year on This report examines how health and wellbeing boards have used their shadow year, what they have achieved, and whether they are providing effective leadership across local systems of care. Article Housing alongside health and care With this year’s party conferences concluded, none of the political parties have yet committed to a strategic vision for the issues facing the future of health and social care, says Richard Humphries. Article How charities can ease the stress on the NHS Local charities can relieve pressure on health services and provide cost effective joined up care in the community. But providers and commissioners are not always aware of what they can offer, says Lisa Weaks 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. Report Volunteering in health and care: Securing a sustainable future Our report looks at the important part that volunteers play in improving patient experience, addressing health inequalities, and building a closer relationship between services and communities. Article Health and wellbeing boards: policy and prospects This article aims to examine the role of health and wellbeing boards in the context of the government's reforms introduced by the Health and Social Act 2012 and the fundamental challenges facing the NHS and local government; it also aims to assess evidence from the early experience of shadow boards and considers what factors will most influence their success. 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.