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 Mental health Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Integrated care Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Carers Health inequalities Older people Patient experience Policy, finance and performance Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation NHS finances Performance Year 1998 1999 (-) 2000 2001 2002 (-) 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Report Getting the Right Medicines? Putting public interests at the heart of health-related research Examines the long-established relationship between the NHS and the pharmaceutical industry, and highlights potential conflict between the drive for profits and the public interest while suggesting ways forward. Report London's State of Mind: The King's Fund mental health inquiry 2003 Our mental health inquiry considers what has changed for Londoners with mental health needs since our 1997 inquiry expressed serious concerns about services under extreme pressure. Report Financing Mental Health Services in London: Central funding and local expenditure This working paper asks how spending patterns have changed since 1997, finding some positive outcomes, such as mental health grants allocation being linked to deprivation. Report Government and the NHS: Time for a New Relationship? Considers the case for setting up a new arm's-length NHS agency to improve service provision while freeing up government to consider the broader aspects of health care. Report Community Renewal and Mental Health: Strengthening the links Aims to help workers supporting people with mental health problems and community stakeholders understand each other's perspectives to produce an integrated approach to boosting social inclusion. Report Ethnic Diversity and Mental Health in London: Recent developments This paper looks at developments in mental health care for black and minority ethnic communities. Report In Capital Health? Creative solutions to London's NHS workforce challenges London's population is growing but the NHS is having difficulty recruiting, retaining and deploying its health care workforce. How can it overcome these challenges? Article A common market? Jennifer Dixon looks at the direction of government health care policy and argues that the future of the NHS is likely to be effectively regulated, managed care. 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. Report Can Market Forces be Used for Good? This report explores the trade-offs between equity of access and more patient choice, and opens up debate on how market forces could help shape the new NHS. Report Future Directions for Primary Care Trusts The government wants stronger market incentives and decentralisation of budgetary power. How can primary care trusts meet this challenge? Report London's Mental Health Workforce: A review of recent developments Examines how London's mental health workforce has changed since a mental health inquiry by The King's Fund raised concerns in 1997. Commissioned report Sustaining Reductions in Waiting Times (interim report) Identifying successful strategies Some trusts have been particularly successful at meeting government targets to reduce inpatient waiting times. This interim report considers the characteristics they share, and how they could be transferred to other trusts. Report Auditing Age Discrimination: A practical approach to promoting age equality in health and social care Discrimination against older people is an increasingly high-profile problem, but it can be hard to define. This guide explains how to gather and assess evidence of age discrimination in health. Report Community Safety and the NHS in London: Stakeholder views Looks at the issues facing stakeholders working on building healthy, safe communities, and asks what role the NHS can play in improving community safety. Report Contested Decisions Priority Setting in the NHS Contested Decisions, by Chris Ham and Shirley McIver, offers ways for health professionals to reach difficult decisions about whether to fund individuals' drugs or treatments. 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. Report Age Discrimination in Health and Social Care Provides an overview of the prejudice that older people face when seeking and accessing treatment and social care in the United Kingdom. Report Improving Services for Older People What are the issues for PCGs? This report provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging responsibilities of primary care groups (PCGs) in relation to the health of older people and carers. Report Getting Better With Evidence: Experiences of putting evidence into practice This paper analyses which approaches are most effective in putting clinical evidence into practice, and provides down-to-earth advice. 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.