Publications Independent research and analysis on health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: All publications All publications Reports 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 Emergency care (-) End-of-life care General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions (-) Maternity services Mental health Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Clinical commissioning groups Clinical leadership Integrated care Local service design System leadership Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills (-) Patients, people and society Health inequalities Patient experience Patient safety Technology and data Policy, finance and performance Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 (-) 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Report Perspectives on telehealth and telecare This paper, the third in a series of WSDAN briefing papers, examines the experiences of the network's 12 member sites in implementing telehealth and telecare. Evidence and consultation Consultation response: Improving dignity in care Joanna Goodrich submits our consultation on improving dignity in care to the Partnership on Dignity in Care (Age UK, NHS Confederation and Local Government Group). Report Issues facing commissioners of end-of-life care This paper, authored by Rachael Addicott and Jenny Hiley, highlights the current barriers to commissioning personalised, integrated services for end of life. Report Environments for care at the end of life: The King's Fund's Enhancing the Healing Environment Programme 2008-2010 Describing projects in 19 NHS trusts and one HM prison that took part in schemes to improve the environment of care at the end of life, this publication celebrates the completion of the latest phase of the Enhancing the Healing Environment programme. Report Making shared decision-making a reality: No decision about me, without me The government wants to place patients' needs and wishes at the heart of clinical decision-making. Angela Coulter and Alf Collins give evidence for the benefits of shared decision-making and practical support in implementing it for clinicians. Article The evidence base for telehealth and telemedicine in the management of obesity Can a telehealth programme help in maintaining weight loss? Commissioned report Schwartz Center Rounds® Evaluation of the UK pilots This paper on the Schwartz Center Rounds® draws together three types of evaluation: the feedback from participants after each Round; a pre- and post-pilot survey (first year of Rounds) completed by Rounds participants; and qualitative interviews with key members of staff in both trusts. Article Supporting care home residents at the end of life This research considers factors that support residents to remain in care homes towards end of life. The study is based on four case studies of care homes in England and interviews with external health and social care professionals who interact with care homes. Commissioned report Impact of Quality and Outcomes Framework on health inequalities: Summary of full report The National Institute for Health Research Service Delivery and Organisation programme commissioned The King's Fund, together with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, to explore the impact of the QOF on public health and health inequalities. Article The evidence base for telehealth in stroke management This article on the evidence base for telehealth in stroke management was taken from the Whole Systems Demonstrator Action Research Network (WSDAN) database. Evidence and consultation Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Consultation response The King's Fund's response to Healthy Lives, Healthy People and associated consultations on the Public Health Outcomes Framework and Funding and Commissioning Routes. Report Staffing in maternity units: Getting the right people in the right place at the right time Following on from our previous inquiry into the safety of maternity services, we commissioned further research to consider the impact of using staff efficiently. Article Telemedicine in cancer management The impact of telehealth on cancer patients living in remote areas can be significant, offering them a virtual connection with health professionals & other patients. Article Evaluating telecare and telehealth interventions This paper, the second in a series of WSDAN briefing papers, provides guidance carrying out good-quality evaluations of telecare and telehealth interventions. Evidence and consultation Liberating the NHS: an information revolution: Consultation response Our response to the Department of Health's public consultation on an Information Revolution, which forms part of our analysis of the health White Paper. 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.