Publications Independent research and analysis on health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: Article All publications Reports (-) 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 Hospital care Patients, people and society Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Technology and data Policy, finance and performance Governance and regulation NHS finances Performance Year 2001 2003 (-) 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Article Who wants patient choice? John Appleby and Arturo Alvarez-Rosete say that the latest British Social Attitudes survey reveals some interesting - and perhaps surprising - views about choice in health care. Article Enhancing the Healing Environment: NHS Directory An article for the NHS Directory on the Enhancing the Healing Environment programme. Article Shop 'til you drop It is the lynchpin of health policy for third-term Labour, but how much does the public understand about what choice offers? Rebecca Rosen reports on new research. Article Reforming the NHS in England Pressing issues must be resolved for the government's radical NHS reforms to succeed, argues Jennifer Dixon. 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. Article NHS foundation trusts Richard Lewis argues that the Healthcare Commission's review offers something for both proponents and detractors. Article Using statistics to detect poor practice John Appleby explores the extent to which poor performance by individual clinicians could be reflected in data available from routine NHS statistics. Article Impact of choice on hospital viability John Appleby looks at the impact of patient choice on the future viability of some hospitals. Article Implementing a national strategy for patient safety: lessons from the National Health Services in England Richard Lewis and M. Fletcher highlight the importance of a strategic analysis of the policy process in the design of the national patient safety strategy. Article Mapping choice in the NHS: cross sectional study of routinely collected data Mike Damiani and colleagues test out existing levels of patient choice in England to find out more about how the government's objective to increase elective care will work in practice. Article Get the measure of delivery How clear is the link between low winter temperatures and high death rates? John Appleby argues that the NHS needs to measure health outcomes as well as health care outputs. 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.