Publications Independent research and analysis on health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: All publications All publications Reports Long reads Articles 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 Community services Emergency care End-of-life 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 Clinical leadership Equality and diversity Health and wellbeing boards Integrated care Local service design Patient leadership Quality improvement Sustainability and transformation plans System leadership Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Carers Health inequalities Housing Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Population health Public opinion Technology and data Policy, finance and performance Access to care Brexit Commissioning and contracting Devolution (-) Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances NHS five year forward view Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 1998 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 (-) 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 (-) 2016 2017 2018 2019 Long read Policy changes to implement the NHS five year forward view: a progress report Two years on from the publication of the NHS five year forward view, we assess how much progress has been made and what still needs to be done to align policies with the plan. Evidence and consultation Consultation on changes to the Health and Social Care Information Centre statistics 2016/17 – 2018/19: The King's Fund response The King's Fund response to the consultation on changes to the Health and Social Care Information Centre statistics 2016/17 - 2018/19. Report New care models: Emerging innovations in governance and organisational form This report looks at the different approaches being taken by MCP and PACS vanguards to contracting, governance and other organisational infrastructure. Report Deficits in the NHS 2016 Our briefing explores deficits in the NHS, including a consideration of their underlying drivers and the strategies being employed to tackle them. Report Five big issues for health and social care after the Brexit vote In the aftermath of the Brexit vote, we consider what lies ahead for health and social care, and the five big issues that will need to be considered. Article What happens if a big care provider fails? Richard Humphries argues that one lesson to emerge from Southern Cross is the need for better clarity in the roles of providers, commissioners, regulators and central government. Report Good governance for clinical commissioning groups: an introductory guide Written for the NAPC and KPMG, this introductory guide to good governance for clinical commissioning groups aims to help them take their first steps towards authorisation. Report Economic regulation in health care: What can we learn from other regulators? With the government looking to extend Monitor's powers to act as a regulator for the health care sector, this paper looks at the lessons that can be learned from economic regulation in health care in other countries and from regulation of other market sectors in the UK. Report Accountability in the NHS: Implications of the government's reform programme The government's health reforms propose radical changes to the running of the NHS, including, how will providers and commissioners be held to account in the future? Article Competition in the NHS in England At the heart of the Health and Social Care Bill are provisions to establish a comprehensive system for economic regulation of health and adult social care services. These provisions are the most ambitious attempt yet to apply market regulation to the NHS. 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.