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 Cancer services Community services Mental health Public health Sexual health care Leadership, systems and organisations Equality and diversity Local service design Quality improvement Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Carers Health inequalities (-) Older people Patient experience Policy, finance and performance Access to care (-) Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation NHS finances Performance Social care finances Year (-) 2000 2001 2004 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 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. Report Designing the 'new' NHS: Ideas to make a supplier market in health care work Amid increasing independent and voluntary sector involvement in NHS service delivery this report highlights issues that the government and health service providers in all three sectors should address. Report Securing Good Care for Older People: Taking a long-term view How much should be spent on social care for older people over the next 20 years, and what funding arrangements are needed? Our report sets out the findings of the Wanless Social Care Review. Report Contested Decisions Priority Setting in the NHS Contested Decisions, by Chris Ham and Shirley McIver, offers ways for health professionals to reach difficult decisions about whether to fund individuals' drugs or treatments. Report Age Discrimination in Health and Social Care Provides an overview of the prejudice that older people face when seeking and accessing treatment and social care in the United Kingdom. Report Improving Services for Older People What are the issues for PCGs? This report provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging responsibilities of primary care groups (PCGs) in relation to the health of older people and carers. 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.