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 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 General practice Mental health Public health Sexual health care Leadership, systems and organisations Equality and diversity (-) Local service design Quality improvement Voluntary and community sector (-) Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Carers Children and young people Health inequalities Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Policy, finance and performance Access to care Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation NHS finances Performance Social care finances Year (-) 2000 2001 (-) 2002 2003 2004 2005 (-) 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Article Return to the windmill - behavioural modelling and the future The lack of a 'big picture' of where NHS reforms will take us means investment and strategic planning are severely hampered. Alasdair Liddell and Laurie McMahon describe a behavioural modelling approach that can help. Evidence and consultation Public consultation on proposals for change to health care professional regulation: Consultation response This paper responds to a report on medical regulation, 'Good Doctors, Safer Patients' and the review by the Department of Health on the regulation of non-medical health care professions. Report Designing the 'new' NHS: Ideas to make a supplier market in health care work Amid increasing independent and voluntary sector involvement in NHS service delivery this report highlights issues that the government and health service providers in all three sectors should address. Report Assessing the New NHS Consultant Contract: A something for something deal? Drawing on evidence from five acute NHS trusts, this paper assesses the impact of the new consultant contract in England and asks whether reforms will translate into benefits for patients. Article Attention deficit As we reach the end of the financial year, Niall Dickson warns there could be even more stories of deficits, wards being closed and staff being cut. Report Counting the Smiles: Morale and motivation in the NHS A motivated workforce is vital if the government is to achieve its plans to modernise the NHS. This research summary looks at what can be done to ensure and sustain morale. Report Great to be Grey Explores how the NHS could reverse the growing number of experienced, skilled older workers taking early retirement, and argues that sustained commitment is needed to make older people feel valued. Report Old Habits Die Hard: Tackling age discrimination in health and social care Identifies a lack of tools to help combat age discrimination in the health and social care sectors, and offers guidance on policies to help eradicate ageist practices from the NHS. Report The Last Straw: Explaining the NHS Nursing Shortage Argues that integrated improvements across all aspects of nurses' working lives are needed to boost low morale in nursing and improve recruitment and retention rates. 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.