Publications Independent research and analysis on health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: All publications All publications Reports 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 Mental health Public health Leadership, systems and organisations (-) Integrated care Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Health inequalities Patient experience Policy, finance and performance Governance and regulation NHS finances (-) Performance Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 (-) 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Report What is the Real Cost of More Patient Choice? This paper explores the policy issues, history and consequences of the government's move towards promoting choice for NHS patients. Report Can Market Forces be Used for Good? This report explores the trade-offs between equity of access and more patient choice, and opens up debate on how market forces could help shape the new NHS. Commissioned report Sustaining Reductions in Waiting Times (interim report) Identifying successful strategies Some trusts have been particularly successful at meeting government targets to reduce inpatient waiting times. This interim report considers the characteristics they share, and how they could be transferred to other trusts. 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.