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 Adult social care General practice Hospital care Mental health Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Accountable care Clinical commissioning groups Health and wellbeing boards Integrated care Local service design Quality improvement System leadership Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Children and young people Patient experience Patient involvement Policy, finance and performance Commissioning and contracting Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances Productivity Social care finances Year 2001 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 (-) 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Article Hospital Pathways programme: lessons learned We describe the Hospital Pathways programme, the method used to evaluate it, what we learned about the approach, and how the lessons have influenced the Patient and Family-centred Care programme. Article The Patient and Family-centred Care programme We speak to Dr Joanne Watson about the Patient and Family-centred Care programme, run in association with the Health Foundation. Article If we want to save more lives, general hospitals must close The current system, dominated by the general hospital, is outmoded. But are politicians brave enough to dismantle some of those shells? 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 Hard times and great expectations Richard Humphries reflects on the themes from this year's annual National Children and Adult Services Conference. Article Rises in health care spending: where will it end? John Appleby examines why countries spend more and more of their wealth on health care and assesses the long term affordability. Article Designing the future: approaches to measuring patient experience A poster by Glenn Robert and Jocelyn Cornwell has won the best research poster prize at the ‘International Society for Quality in Health Care’ (ISQua) 29th International Conference in Geneva. Article What accountable care organisations will mean for physicians Rachael Addicott spoke to four commercial accountable care organisations about the performance standards physicians must achieve and the consequences of not meeting them. Article The ‘cottage industry’ model worked well, but won’t last Small was beautiful, writes Chris Ham, but as the NHS changes GPs will need to start working together to make the most of the funding available. Article Public service is not about heroic individualism Are we asking the right questions about what public services can learn from the Olympic and Paralympic Games? 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 Fixing the broken system Chris Ham and Anna Dixon put forward that case that urgent action is needed to change how health and social care are delivered. Article We need policies on public health at the centre of government David Buck discusses whether local authorities are well prepared to take on the burden of responsibility for local government. Article Health inequalities: an Olympic-size challenge The good news is that government interventions have had a positive impact on healthy living. The bad news is that they’re mainly helping the better-off. Article Joint health and wellbeing strategy guide The King's Fund has contributed to a series of products for health and wellbeing boards, including a strategy guide, self assessment toolkit and briefings. Article Commissioning top 10 Chris Naylor summarises our ten priorities for commissioners, describing ten areas in which action will be needed to secure a sustainable health system. Article Seeking answers to questions about the care system Richard Humphries discusses the government’s progress report on the funding of care and support. Article No journey’s end for care funding In the absence of a clear framework for local authorities, NHS partners and private individuals to plan ahead, social care funding pressures will only get worse. Article Best foot forward: improving NHS organisations' carbon footprint The NHS’s carbon footprint is massive, so what can be done to improve the environmental sustainability of health care, asks Chris Naylor. 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. 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.