Publications Independent research and analysis on health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: Article All publications Reports (-) Articles Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page Topics Health and care services General practice Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Clinical leadership Local service design Patients, people and society Patient experience Patient involvement Policy, finance and performance (-) Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation NHS finances Performance Year 2006 2007 (-) 2008 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2017 2019 Article Q&A on the Operating Framework for NHS leaders How can chief executives seize the new freedoms offered by David Nicholson and the Operating Framework? The King's Fund Director of Leadership Development, Karen Lynas offers some advice. Article World class commissioning - a catalyst for change? As PCTs up and down the country face formal judgement of their commissioning skills for the first time, The King's Fund's Leadership Director Karen Lynas offers her views on the new world class commissioning assurance system. Article David Woodhead and Valerie James on tackling decommissioning This article looks at the challenges surrounding decommissioning. Government is stepping away from setting central targets and relinquishing direct control over delivery. Locally identified needs and priorities will take their place. 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.