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 1999 2000 2001 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 Trends in the London Care Market 1994-2024 We look at London's care market, examining trends in its population profile and in the resources and services available for older people in our paper. 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 Nanny or Steward? The role of government in public health What actions can governments take to influence individual and collective behaviour to reduce health risks, and how does state intervention impact on public health? 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 Internationally Recruited Nurses in London: Profile and implications for policy Explores the experiences and aspirations of 380 international nurses working in London, and gives an overview of trends and policy on international recruitment. Report A Question of Numbers: The potential impact of community-based treatment orders in England and Wales How many people in England and Wales could become subject to community treatment orders if the draft Mental Health Bill 2004 becomes law? 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 Self-management for Long-term Conditions: Patients' perspectives on the way ahead We review patients' perceptions about managing their own long-term conditions, and identify how primary care trusts and other health and social care providers can best support them in line with their individual needs. Report The Business of Caring: The King's Fund inquiry into care services for older people in London Our briefing exposes major shortcomings in the current care system for older people in London and recommends ways to address them. 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 Trends in London's NHS Workforce: An updated analysis of key data London's NHS faces particular challenges in recruiting and retaining its workforce. How can it overcome these challenges, and what progress is being made? Report Managing for Health: What incentives exist for NHS managers to focus on wider health issues? This paper looks at how incentives in the health system could bring about a shift in focus, to encourage NHS managers to focus on wider public health issues. 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.