Publications Independent research and analysis on health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: Report All publications (-) Reports 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 (-) 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 Older people Patient involvement (-) Policy, finance and performance Access to care Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation Performance Productivity Year 1998 2000 2002 2003 2004 (-) 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Report How Should we Deal with Hospital Failure? Facing the challenges of the new NHS market Financial instability is just one reason for failure in the NHS. This paper explores how failure can be prevented or managed, while protecting the quality of patient care and restoring viability. Report Regulating Health Care: The way forward How should the roles of government and independent regulators change in the context of NHS reforms? Report The Future of Primary Care: Meeting the challenges of the new NHS market How will primary care be affected by the changing role of primary care trusts and the introduction of both practice-based commissioning and competition between providers? Report Public Views on Choices in Health and Health Care: A qualitative study This report presents the key findings and emerging policy implications from ten focus groups that explored public views about choice in health and health care. Report Putting Health in Local Hands: Early experiences of Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Reveals how one of the first foundation hospitals implemented its governance arrangements, and explores the emerging role of trust members and governors and their relationship with the board of directors. Report Incentives for Reform in the NHS: An assessment of current incentives in the south-east London health economy This paper examines whether incentives are helping or hindering progress. Its findings are based on interviews with health sector representatives in south-east London. Report NHS Market Futures: Exploring the impact of health service market reforms Offers a critical analysis of the introduction of market reforms into the health service, and examines whether these policy developments can meet the core aims of the NHS. Report The War on Waiting for Hospital Treatment: What has Labour achieved and what challenges remain? This report assesses the policy initiatives the government has taken to address waiting list numbers and waiting times, and explores what should be done next. Report Understanding Public Services and Care Markets Does a mixed economy work in providing care to Londoners? This paper from The King's Fund recommends how policy and practice should develop in this area. Report Commissioning Care Services for Older People Achievements and challenges in London This paper from The King's Fund outlines the factors helping or hindering the commissioning of care across London. Report Governing Foundation Trusts: A new era for public accountability Our paper on governing foundation trusts looks at the early experiences of foundation trust governors and considers the role they play in health care. Report Palliative Care: Perspectives for dying people Drawing on a two-year research project carried out by UCH, this publication examines palliative care provision in London, looking at how services vary between PCTs. Report Cutting NHS Waiting Times: Identifying strategies for sustainable reductions This paper from The King's Fund identifies policies and strategies for achieving and sustaining reductions in NHS waiting times at local levels. 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.