Publications Independent research and analysis on health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: All publications All publications 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 Health inequalities Patient experience Policy, finance and performance Governance and regulation NHS finances Performance Year 1999 2001 (-) 2003 2004 2005 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 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. 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.