Publications Independent research and analysis on health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: Article All publications Reports (-) 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 General practice Hospital care Mental health Leadership, systems and organisations Local service design Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Children and young people Patient experience Policy, finance and performance Commissioning and contracting NHS finances Performance Productivity Year 2001 2003 2005 2006 (-) 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Article New Year priorities for NHS under the microscope John Appleby examines the New Year priorities for the NHS outlined in last week’s Operating Framework for 2008/09. Article NHS underinvests in leaders at its peril With the Healthcare Commission's annual health check putting the spotlight on the performance of NHS leaders, Karen Lynas warns against underinvesting in its leaders. Article Stark Wanless warning ahead of CSR Just ahead of the political conference season, Niall Dickson reflects on the likely consequences of Sir Derek Wanless's review of NHS funding and performance. Article Is it the end for district general hospitals? Tony Harrison and Ian Gilmore ask whether more care at home and new 'polyclinics' will spell the end of district general hospitals? Article Forging ahead with lessons from the future Imagine being able to see the future and assess health needs and the repercussions of policy initiatives. Windmill 2007 did that and found some valuable pointers. Article The new political reality facing the NHS At the dawn of a new political administration, The King's Fund Chief Executive Niall Dickson examines the issues likely to dominate health debate in the coming months. Article Bear the burden of getting care just right Geraint Lewis and Phyllis Shelton argue that as patients demand more, it is vital to control variation while preserving truly personalised delivery. Article Health challenges for new Labour leadership Niall Dickson examines the state of the NHS after 10 years of Labour government. Article Catching them early: how are primary schools supporting children with emotional and behavioural needs? Article reporting on The King's Fund research into how primary schools are supporting children with emotional and behavioural needs. Article Deficits and lower funding: the good news An article by Niall Dickson from The King's Fund's Insight magazine, arguing that the current financial pressures on the NHS could be more of an opportunity than a threat. Article The 55 billion pound question Our Chief Economist John Appleby cuts up the 'NHS cake' to show where all the money has gone. Article Niall Dickson on the future of the NHS workforce Niall Dickson explains why workforce planning in health is a nightmare. Article Tribunals and tribulations Simon Lawton-Smith argues that Scotland's experience of compulsory community treatment orders provides some useful pointers for the forthcoming Mental Health (Amendment) Act in England and Wales. Article The reconfiguration of hospital services in England Jo Maybin says ministers face a struggle to win over sceptics about NHS reform. 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.