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 Adult social care Leadership, systems and organisations Local service design Quality improvement Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Patient experience Policy, finance and performance Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation NHS finances Social care finances Year 2001 2003 2005 (-) 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Article Operating framework is ambitious but fails to convince on commissioning Jennifer Dixon argues that the NHS chief executive's first major report outlines a well-argued agenda for health service reform, but warns that commissioning may remain too weak. Article Return to the windmill - behavioural modelling and the future The lack of a 'big picture' of where NHS reforms will take us means investment and strategic planning are severely hampered. Alasdair Liddell and Laurie McMahon describe a behavioural modelling approach that can help. Article Interventions that change clinician behaviour: mapping the literature The King's Fund was commissioned to carry out this literature review on clinician behaviour on behalf of NICE. Article Jury still out on NHS independence Anna Dixon welcomes the debate around creating an independent NHS but says that an effective case has still to be made for full arm's-length governance. Article A glimpse of a demand-side revolution An article by Richard Lewis arguing that the focus of the NHS reform agenda is now switching to commissioning, offering the possibility of real change. Article Committed to the market? The King's Fund Insight article by Niall Dixon, which says that the health service in England is undergoing far-reaching change on a scale not seen before. Article Choice a right in England - but what about Scotland's patients? John Appleby asks whether Scotland will be allowing patients to choose where to have their first outpatient appointment and subsequent treatment. Article Making the NHS cost effective Niall Dickson and Jennifer Dixon argue that the government needs to focus on improving health to avoid costly hospitalisation. Article Spoilt for choice Patient choice sounds great in theory, but we have to take care to avoid rushing into an untried and uncertain solution to the problems of the NHS, warns John Appleby. Article Attention deficit As we reach the end of the financial year, Niall Dickson warns there could be even more stories of deficits, wards being closed and staff being cut. Article Let's face the future Niall Dickson argues that there is now a glimmer of hope that care really can be transformed. But the details of the Wanless report and other recent studies show just how big and deep-rooted the current problems are. Article The NHS deficit problem has gone from bad to worse The NHS is doing its best to grapple with deficit, but the real pain of doing so will now be felt in the next financial year, argues John Appleby. 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.