Publications Independent research and analysis on health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: Article All publications Reports Long reads (-) Articles Evidence and consultations 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 Cancer services Community services Emergency care End-of-life care General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions Mental health New models of care Public health 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 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 2005 2008 2012 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Article A new deal with the public It’s time to revisit what people can expect from the NHS and what their obligations are in return, writes Chris Ham. Article Patient involvement: Paul’s story Paul Radin speaks to us about his experience of patient involvement at The King’s Fund. Article Yet more performance ratings for the NHS: new STP ratings are narrowly focused and centrally driven In July NHS England published its first 'progress dashboard' for the 44 new sustainability and transformation partnerships, but these new ratings are narrowly focused and centrally driven, say Hugh Alderwick and Veena Raleigh. Article The general election, the NHS, and social care: a less damaging deal on Brexit and more funding may result The outcome of the general election will mean more of the same for the NHS and social care in the short term, and huge uncertainty on two fronts in the medium term, says Chris Ham. Article What are STPs and why do they matter? big election questions Ahead of the general election, we consider what sustainability and transformation plans are and why they matter. Article Talking leadership: Marcus Powell on our seventh annual leadership and management summit Fifteen months on from joining The King’s Fund, Marcus Powell, Director of Leadership and Organisational Development, reflects on the challenges facing leaders across health and care. Article Sustainability and transformation plans for the NHS in England: what do they say and what happens next? Plans for the future of health and care services in England hold promise but need time, investment, and a dose of realism, say Hugh Alderwick and Chris Ham. Article Watching Wallonia: or what STPs can learn about team working A recently endangered trade deal between the EU and Canada offers some pertinent thoughts on balancing the interests of the new partnerships, writes Chris Ham. Article NHS in England embraces collaboration in tackling biggest crisis in its history In this article for the British Medical Journal, Chris Ham and Hugh Alderwick consider the development of sustainability and transformation plans in the NHS. Article Building collaborative partnerships with patients and communities Mark Doughty discusses progress made by The King's Fund's Leading collaboratively with patients and communities programme. Article How will services access the new Sustainability and Transformation Fund? The Sustainability and Transformation Fund bears closer scrutiny and comes with a sting in the tail, says Richard Murray. Article The NHS needs a Transformation Fund Now, more than ever, we need a new, comprehensive approach to supporting and implementing change, say Richard Murray and Anita Charlesworth. Article Current NHS support is not enough, we need a transformation fund The NHS needs a new transformation fund to support the kind of large scale change required by the NHS five year forward view, argue Anita Charlesworth and Richard Murray. Article When delivering treatment is not enough How can patients be encouraged to participate in their own care? And just what does it mean to be an empowered patient? Article Activate the next level of patient engagement There is evidence that patient activation is an effective way to measure the capacity of patients to manage their health and for providers to better tailor services to them. Helen Gilburt and Alf Collins explain how. Article What was the programme theory of New Labour's health system reforms? Between 1997 and 2010 the UK Labour government produced an ambitious programme of reform for the English NHS, but what lessons have been learned? Article Patient choice in general practice: the implications of patient satisfaction surveys Ruth Robertson, Anna Dixon and Julian Le Grand consider the factors that explain patient satisfaction with general practice physicians and how this may drive patients' choice of practice. Article Shop 'til you drop It is the lynchpin of health policy for third-term Labour, but how much does the public understand about what choice offers? Rebecca Rosen reports on new research. 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.