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 Integrated care Local service design Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Children and young people Health inequalities Older people (-) Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Technology and data Policy, finance and performance Access to care Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation NHS finances Performance Productivity Year (-) 2003 2004 (-) 2005 2006 (-) 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Article Bear the burden of getting care just right Geraint Lewis and Phyllis Shelton argue that as patients demand more, it is vital to control variation while preserving truly personalised delivery. Article Enhancing the Healing Environment: NHS Directory An article for the NHS Directory on the Enhancing the Healing Environment programme. Commissioned report Measuring NHS Success: Can patients' views on health outcomes help to manage performance? The NHS regularly measures and monitors aspects of its performance. If it started routinely measuring patients' health-related quality-of-life outcomes too, what would be the benefits? Report What is the Real Cost of More Patient Choice? This paper explores the policy issues, history and consequences of the government's move towards promoting choice for NHS patients. 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.