Publications Independent research and analysis on health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: All publications All publications Reports 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 Emergency care End-of-life care General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions Maternity services Mental health Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Clinical commissioning groups Clinical leadership Integrated care Local service design System leadership Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Health inequalities Patient experience (-) Patient safety Technology and data Policy, finance and performance Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances Performance (-) Productivity Social care finances Year 2005 2007 2008 2010 (-) 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Evidence and consultation Data briefing: Emergency bed use: What the numbers tell us Our data briefing looks at the trends emerging in emergency admissions and hospital bed use in the NHS. What do the numbers tell us? Report Explaining variations in primary care trusts' spending on cancer services Explaining variations in primary care trusts' spending on cancer services provides PCTs and cancer networks with a method of deciding on appropriate budgets for cancer services. Report Variations in health care: The good, the bad and the inexplicable This report explores the possible causes of variation and ways in which variations can be measured, and analyses variations in rates of elective hospital admissions. Report Staffing in maternity units: Getting the right people in the right place at the right time Following on from our previous inquiry into the safety of maternity services, we commissioned further research to consider the impact of using staff efficiently. 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.