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 2018 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’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 The politics of health: what do the public think about the NHS? As we head towards another general election, what are patient and public perceptions of the NHS? And have the public's views changed since the country last went to the ballot box? 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 Using data in the NHS: the implications of the opt-out and GDPR Harry Evans explores the use of data in the NHS, the systems in place for protecting it and what GDPR and the opt-out might mean for the future. Long read Does the public see tax rises as the answer to NHS funding pressures? We have analysed the latest data from the British Social Attitudes survey on public attitudes to NHS funding and the quality of care provided by the NHS. Long read How have public attitudes to the NHS changed over the past three decades? What can data from 34 years of the British Social Attitudes survey tell us about the public's relationship with the NHS and how it is viewed alongside other publicly funded services? We reflect on the top four issues. 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.