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 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 Long-term conditions Maternity services Mental health New models of care Public health (-) Leadership, systems and organisations Accountable care Clinical commissioning groups Health and wellbeing boards Integrated care Local service design Quality improvement System leadership Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Children and young people Health inequalities Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Public opinion Policy, finance and performance Access to care (-) Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 (-) 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Article Hospital Pathways programme: lessons learned We describe the Hospital Pathways programme, the method used to evaluate it, what we learned about the approach, and how the lessons have influenced the Patient and Family-centred Care programme. Commissioned report General practice in London: supporting improvements in quality An independent report giving fresh analysis of the challenges faced by general practice in London, and the improvements that will be needed to address them. Article If we want to save more lives, general hospitals must close The current system, dominated by the general hospital, is outmoded. But are politicians brave enough to dismantle some of those shells? Report Improving GP services in England: Exploring the association between quality of care and the experience of patients Using data for more than 8,000 general practices in England, this paper examines the association between patients’ perceptions about the non-clinical aspects of care and practice performance on measures of clinical quality. Article What accountable care organisations will mean for physicians Rachael Addicott spoke to four commercial accountable care organisations about the performance standards physicians must achieve and the consequences of not meeting them. Evidence and consultation Consultation response: Draft mandate for the National Health Service Commissioning Board This document sets out our thoughts on the Department of Health’s consultation on the draft mandate for the National Health Service Commissioning Board. Article The ‘cottage industry’ model worked well, but won’t last Small was beautiful, writes Chris Ham, but as the NHS changes GPs will need to start working together to make the most of the funding available. Report Transforming the delivery of health and social care: The case for fundamental change This paper explores how the current health and social care delivery system has failed to keep pace with the population's needs and expectations. Article Setting objectives for the NHS Commissioning Board One of the principal aims of England’s Health and Social Care Act 2012 is to distance politicians from the day to day management of the NHS. This aim is being pursued by the creation of the NHS Commissioning Board, which will take responsibility for allocating resources to clinical commissioning groups and commissioning some services directly. Article Fixing the broken system Chris Ham and Anna Dixon put forward that case that urgent action is needed to change how health and social care are delivered. Article Joint health and wellbeing strategy guide The King's Fund has contributed to a series of products for health and wellbeing boards, including a strategy guide, self assessment toolkit and briefings. Article Commissioning top 10 Chris Naylor summarises our ten priorities for commissioners, describing ten areas in which action will be needed to secure a sustainable health system. Article Spelling out the value in voluntary Local voluntary organisations bring value to health care – but now they need to demonstrate how, says Lisa Weaks. Article Competition and integration in health care reform Chris Ham suggests that a bundle of policy interventions are needed to support the evolution of integrated systems of care. Article The demands of public service leadership Richard Humphries looks at the importance of cultivating a culture of strong engagement with staff, patients and partners. Article A new style of leadership for the NHS Chris Ham summarises issues discussed at the Leadership and Management Summit and explores the challenges NHS faces. Article It is within leaders’ power to make things better Relatively simple changes in leadership practice can make a big difference to staff engagement and patient experience. Report Leadership and engagement for improvement in the NHS: Together we can Leadership and engagement for improvement in the NHS: together we can makes the case for engaging staff, patients and boards, and for building relationships across systems of care. Article Award-winning charities benefit communities but struggle to convince CCGs Charities can have an enormous impact on health in their communities, writes Lisa Weaks, but clinical commissioning groups are proving hard to reach. Article The contribution of Schwartz Center Rounds® to hospital culture 2012 Joanna Goodrich and Jocelyn Cornwell consider the benefits and contribution of Schwartz Center Rounds® on hospital culture on the UK. 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? 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