Publications Independent research and analysis on health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: Article All publications Reports Long reads (-) 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 Cancer services Community services Emergency care End-of-life care General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions 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 Children and young people Health inequalities (-) Housing Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Population health Public opinion Technology and data Volunteers Policy, finance and performance Access to care Brexit Commissioning and contracting Devolution General election 2017 Governance and regulation (-) Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances NHS five year forward view NHS long-term plan Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2016 Article Getting the measure of this year's NHS planning guidance In this article for the Health Service Journal, Helen McKenna discusses the impact of the recent NHS planning guidance. Article NHS reform: the next shift-change The government’s NHS reforms were meant to devolve power away from Whitehall. In practice the health service remains one of the most centralised in the world. Bottom-up change is urgently needed. Article Invest in housing to improve health and reduce costs As councils retain substantial responsibilities for housing, there is strong evidence that their actions can significantly contribute to the improved health of residents. Article The future town hall Local government’s relationship with the NHS will be 95 years old in 2043 – by then we will know whether the 2012 Health and Social Care Act really was a game-changing shift in the relationship between these two great public service silos. Article Healthy living Health and wellbeing boards must recognise that housing providers need to be part of their decision-making processes, says Richard Humphries. Article Housing alongside health and care With this year’s party conferences concluded, none of the political parties have yet committed to a strategic vision for the issues facing the future of health and social care, says Richard Humphries. Article This could be the greatest shake-up in the 65-year history of the NHS Nick Timmins argues that the greatest impact of the NHS reforms may come from the decision to publish data on safety. Article Regulating the NHS market in England The government’s draft regulations on procurement, patient choice and competition have opened up old wounds in the debate about NHS reform. Article Health and wellbeing boards: policy and prospects This article aims to examine the role of health and wellbeing boards in the context of the government's reforms introduced by the Health and Social Act 2012 and the fundamental challenges facing the NHS and local government; it also aims to assess evidence from the early experience of shadow boards and considers what factors will most influence their success. Article How will reforms to the NHS in England affect mental health services? The lasting impact of the reforms on mental health services and the people who use them will depend not simply on the legislation itself, but on how it is implemented, says Chris Naylor. Article Setting objectives for the NHS Commissioning Board One of the principal aims of England’s Health and Social Care Act 2012 is to distance politicians from the day to day management of the NHS. This aim is being pursued by the creation of the NHS Commissioning Board, which will take responsibility for allocating resources to clinical commissioning groups and commissioning some services directly. Article Nicholas Timmins: the aftermath of reform Nicholas Timmins speaks to the Health Service Journal about his new book: Never Again? The story of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. Article UK healthcare: Poorly prescribed Implementation of reforms to the hallowed health service is likely to prove messy, says Nick Timmins in the Financial Times. Article Health and wellbeing boards will be more than talking shops Will health and wellbeing boards be wordy talking shops or transforming system leaders? Richard Humphries explores this in an article for Local Government Chronicle. Article What will the Health and Social Care Bill mean for the NHS in England? Implementation will be as important as legislation in determining the impact of the Health and Social Care Bill, says Chris Ham. Article Reshaping commissioning With authorisation starting in October 2012, Chris Naylor asks how ready are the CCGs to take over the mantle of primary care commissioning. Article Championing health and wellbeing Among the many hotly debated measures set out in the Health and Social Care Act one initiative remains uncontroversial: health and wellbeing boards. Article NHS overhaul would face slow burn Nicholas Timmins suggests that the evidence to date is that if there is going to be a revolution in the private provision of NHS care, it is going to be a slow one. Article We need to move on from this polarised debate on the NHS bill The time for grandstanding about the bill has passed. The challenge now is to carve out a path to implementing the reforms that brings about necessary improvements in patient care at a realistic pace. Article The NHS in England in 2012 Three issues have dominated debate about health policy in England during 2011: the Health and Social Care Bill, performance of the NHS and the quality of patient care. But what health policy issues will be high on the agenda during 2012? 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.