Publications Independent research and analysis on health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: Long read 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 Emergency care Hospital care New models of care Leadership, systems and organisations Accountable care Clinical leadership Health and wellbeing boards Sustainability and transformation plans System leadership Patients, people and society Technology and data Policy, finance and performance Access to care Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances NHS five year forward view Performance Productivity Year 2015 (-) 2016 2017 2018 2019 Long read How hospital activity in the NHS in England has changed over time Why is the NHS struggling to maintain standards of care despite increased funding? Demand for services is rising. Long read Policy changes to implement the NHS five year forward view: a progress report Two years on from the publication of the NHS five year forward view, we assess how much progress has been made and what still needs to be done to align policies with the plan. Long read Health and wellbeing boards (HWBs) explained What are health and wellbeing boards (HWBs) and what role could they play in developments such as integrated commissioning and place-based systems of care? Long read Tackling the growing crisis in the NHS: An agenda for action Drawing on our previous work and a lecture given by Chris Ham to the Cambridge Whitehall Group, we offer some practical solutions to help the NHS address one of the biggest crises in its history. Long read Six ways in which NHS financial pressures can affect patient care NHS finances are almost at breaking point. What does this mean for people who access health services? Long read The digital revolution: eight technologies that will change health and care Discover the technologies likely to change health and care over the next few years: machine learning, blockchain, smartphones and more. 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.