Publications Independent research and analysis on health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: All publications All publications Reports Articles 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 experience Patient involvement Patient safety Technology and data Policy, finance and performance Access to care Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation (-) NHS finances Performance Productivity Year 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. Commissioned report Sustainable Food and the NHS How can hospitals manage food procurement sustainably and promote healthy eating? Includes a framework for assessing procurement and catering practices and offers recommendations for policies, menu designs and contract specifications. 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. Article The quest for quality in the NHS: still searching? To assess what we get for our money we need more than simple activity data, argues John Appleby. 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 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 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. Article Economic growth and NHS spending John Appleby looks at the pattern of spending on the NHS since the 1950s and considers what level of spending the UK economy could support over the next 50 years. 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.