Publications Independent research and analysis on health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: All publications All publications Reports Long reads Articles 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 New models of care Public health Sexual health care Leadership, systems and organisations Accountable care Clinical commissioning groups Clinical leadership Equality and diversity (-) Health and wellbeing boards Integrated care Local service design Patient leadership Quality improvement Sustainability and transformation plans System leadership Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Carers (-) Children and young people Health inequalities Housing Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Population health Public opinion Technology and data Volunteers Policy, finance and performance Access to care Better Care Fund Brexit Commissioning and contracting Devolution General election 2017 Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances NHS five year forward view NHS long-term plan Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2002 2004 2007 2010 2012 2013 2015 2016 2017 Article What policies are needed to improve children’s health? big election questions Ahead of the general election, we consider what policies are needed to improve children's health. Article Did the government meet its pledge to tackle childhood obesity? Ahead of the general election, we explore whether the government met its pledge to tackle childhood obesity. Long read Health and wellbeing boards (HWBs) explained What are health and wellbeing boards (HWBs) and what role could they play in developments such as integrated commissioning and place-based systems of care? Report Options for integrated commissioning Beyond Barker With support for health and social care to have a single ring-fenced budget and a single local commissioner growing, this report looks at the options available for integrated commissioning. 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 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. Article Hard times and great expectations Richard Humphries reflects on the themes from this year's annual National Children and Adult Services Conference. Article Joint health and wellbeing strategy guide The King's Fund has contributed to a series of products for health and wellbeing boards, including a strategy guide, self assessment toolkit and briefings. Report Health and wellbeing boards: System leaders or talking shops? Will health and wellbeing boards be able to achieve greater success than previous bodies? This paper assesses the ways in which local authorities have begun to develop new arrangements with their partners. Article Health and wellbeing boards will be more than talking shops Will health and wellbeing boards be wordy talking shops or transforming system leaders? Richard Humphries explores this in an article for Local Government Chronicle. Article Championing health and wellbeing Among the many hotly debated measures set out in the Health and Social Care Act one initiative remains uncontroversial: health and wellbeing boards. Article How assistive technologies are used by children and adolescents, their parents or carers We look at three types of technology: telephone, internet and videoconferencing, and consider how they could be used for or by children and adolescents across a variety of conditions. Article Catching them early: how are primary schools supporting children with emotional and behavioural needs? Article reporting on The King's Fund research into how primary schools are supporting children with emotional and behavioural needs. Report Linking Children's Health and Education: Progress and challenges in London This paper looks at the initiatives and strategies being used across London to raise children's levels of health and educational attainment. Report A Good Place to Learn? What young people think makes schools healthy Child health has been high on the government's agenda since it launched its Healthy Schools initiative in 1998. This paper asks students how healthy they feel their schools really are. 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.