Publications Independent research and analysis on health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: All publications 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 Community services Emergency care General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions Mental health Leadership, systems and organisations Local service design Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Children and young people Patient experience Policy, finance and performance (-) Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation NHS finances Performance Productivity Year 2000 2004 2005 2006 (-) 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Article New Year priorities for NHS under the microscope John Appleby examines the New Year priorities for the NHS outlined in last week’s Operating Framework for 2008/09. Evidence and consultation Practice-based commissioning briefing This briefing explores some of the questions and issues relating to practice-based commissioning in England, examines the pace of implementation and offers some analysis of the impact – current and future – on NHS services. Article Forging ahead with lessons from the future Imagine being able to see the future and assess health needs and the repercussions of policy initiatives. Windmill 2007 did that and found some valuable pointers. Evidence and consultation Department of Health consultation on the commissioning framework for health and wellbeing: Consultation response This paper responds to the Department of Health's consultation on the commissioning framework for health and wellbeing, which is part of wider reforms to change the role of primary care trusts (PCTs) from providers to commissioners. Report Practice-based Commissioning survey results: From good idea to effective practice Despite receiving widespread support, implementation of practice-based commissioning (PBC) has been slow. This report explores the current situation for PBC and considers how it might be driven forward within the NHS. 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.