Publications Independent research and analysis on health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: Long read 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 Community services Emergency care (-) General practice Hospital care Mental health New models of care Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Accountable care Clinical commissioning groups Clinical leadership Health and wellbeing boards Integrated care Local service design Quality improvement Sustainability and transformation plans System leadership Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Carers Health inequalities Patient involvement Population health Public opinion Technology and data Policy, finance and performance Access to care Brexit Commissioning and contracting General election 2019 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 2017 2019 Long read Social care 360 This review outlines and analyses 20 key trends in adult social care in England over recent years. Using a variety of publicly-available data, it provides a uniquely rounded – ‘360 degree’ – view of the sector. Long read What are the priorities for health and social care? Ahead of the party conference season, we assess the state of health and social care and set out the big issues facing the government. Long read What’s your problem, social care? The eight key areas for reform Different people have different ideas about what’s ‘wrong’ with social care. This long read outlines the eight key issues and the options cited to tackle them. Long read Five numbers to sum up the Spending Round for health and social care Siva Anandaciva takes a look at the key numbers mentioned in the Spending Round (and those that weren’t) add up, and the implications they have for health and social care. Long read Primary care networks explained A key part of the NHS long-term plan, primary care networks (PCNs) will bring general practices together to work at scale. But what are they? How are they funded and held accountable? And what difference will they make? Beccy Baird explains the latest form of GP collaboration. Long read What is social prescribing? Social prescribing enables GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services. But does it work? And how does it fit in with wider health and care policy? 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.