Publications Independent research and analysis on health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: All publications All publications Reports Articles 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 Emergency care General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions Mental health New models of care Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Accountable care Clinical commissioning groups Equality and diversity Health and wellbeing boards (-) Integrated care Local service design Quality improvement (-) Sustainability and transformation plans System leadership Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Carers Health inequalities Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Population health Public opinion Technology and data Policy, finance and performance Access to care Commissioning and contracting Devolution Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances NHS five year forward view Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 1999 2001 2003 2004 2005 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 (-) 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Report Intentional whole health system redesign: Southcentral Foundation's 'Nuka' system of care Southcentral Foundation's redesign of the health care system in Alaska is widely regarded as one of the most successful examples of its kind in the United States and internationally. What can the English NHS learn from Southcentral's experiences? Report Place-based systems of care: A way forward for the NHS in England Our report looks at how NHS organisations can move towards place-based systems of care, in which NHS organisations and services work together to address the challenges they collectively face. The report suggests 10 principles to guide the development of such systems. Article Integrated commissioning: Beyond Barker The current fragmented system of commissioning is clearly unsustainable. While the idea of integrated commissioning is an old one, the approach to achieving it must be decidedly new, writes Lillie Wenzel. Article The NHS needs a Transformation Fund Now, more than ever, we need a new, comprehensive approach to supporting and implementing change, say Richard Murray and Anita Charlesworth. Article Aligning public services: Strategies for local integration This edition of Public Finance Perspectives explores the strategies needed to align and integrate local public services across traditional organisational boundaries. In his essay, Chris Ham argues that health payment systems are not fit for the purpose of providing integrated, patient-centred care. Article Integrated health and social care in England: progress and prospects Richard Humphries reviews recent policy initiatives to achieve the closer integration of health and social care. Report Transforming our health care system: Ten priorities for commissioners Health care commissioners will need to deliver a sustainable system in the face of the most challenging financial and organisational environment seen in decades. Here, we set out ten priorities for commissioners to help them drive forward the changes needed. Article Integration with health could be staging post to devolved public service budgets As the post-election dust settles, the Queen’s speech confirms that the integration of health and social care continues as a headline policy commitment, with the better care fund and ‘DevoManc’ as flagship policies intended to make this happen. But will they be enough? Article Integrated care must start with a new single national framework Rather than prescribe a one size fits all solution, an approach agreed locally by CCGs and local authorities is the best way forward for integrated care, says Richard Humphries. Report Options for integrated commissioning Beyond Barker With support for health and social care to have a single ring-fenced budget and a single local commissioner growing, this report looks at the options available for integrated commissioning. Article Learn how to improve population health with patient data The experience of Blue Cross and Blue Shield in the US offers lessons for the NHS about some of the ingredients needed to improve population health, says Hugh Alderwick. Article Current NHS support is not enough, we need a transformation fund The NHS needs a new transformation fund to support the kind of large scale change required by the NHS five year forward view, argue Anita Charlesworth and Richard Murray. Article Acute hospitals and integrated care: what business are we in? Hugh Alderwick and Chris Naylor discuss provider-led approaches to integration. Report Acute hospitals and integrated care: From hospitals to health systems This report looks at lessons from case studies where acute hospitals are working collaboratively with local partners to build integrated models of care. Report Population health systems: going beyond integrated care This paper aims to challenge those involved in integrated care and public health to join up the dots, seeing integrated care as part of a broader shift away from fragmentation towards an approach focused on improving population health. Article Emergency department pressures need to be tackled through integrated urgent and emergency care Politicians must look for evidence-based solutions and avoid the NHS becoming a political football, says Chris Ham. Article The NHS needs to come together Individual episodes of care may be excellent but too often continuity and co-ordination are lacking, says Chris Ham. 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? 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