Publications Independent research and analysis on health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: All publications All publications Reports Long reads Articles 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 (-) 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 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 (-) 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Article Where does the spending review leave social care? The short term hotchpot of measures taken by the government does nothing to stem the growing pressures on social care, says Richard Humphries. Report Patients' experience of using hospital services: An analysis of trends in inpatient surveys in NHS acute trusts in England 2005-13 Our report looks at the data from inpatient surveys over a nine-year period and discusses what the data tells us about the national picture of care in the NHS and what it reveals about trends for individual trusts over time. Report Statement from the Barker Commission: The future of health and social care A statement from the Barker Commission to the Chancellor ahead of the Spending Review on the state of social care and its funding. Article CQC's State of Care is both reassuring and disturbing The Care Quality Commission's State of Care report has both reassuring and disturbing messages: reassuring in that the majority of services are good, but disturbing in that there is significant variation in quality and particularly safety. Report Inequalities in life expectancy: Changes over time and implications for policy This report from David Buck and David Maguire explores how the relationship between income deprivation and life expectancy has changed over time and looks at the impact of other variables such as employment, housing deprivation, binge drinking and diet. Article The health inequality challenge With the right local leadership and central government support, localism could help address the broad range of factors that drive health inequalities in a particular area, writes David Buck. 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. Article Leading the technology revolution We speak to Tim Kelsey, National Director for Patients and Information at NHS England, about the role of technology in improving care. Article We cannot keep ignoring the crisis in social care Social care for older people will be increasingly important as our population ages. So why the silence from politicians? Article Dementia: a carer’s perspective We speak to writer Nicci Gerrard about her father's hospital care, and her campaign – John's Campaign – that calls for the families and carers of people with dementia to be allowed to remain with them in hospital for as many hours of the day and night as necessary. Commissioned report Local Healthwatch: progress and promise The Department of Health commissioned The King's Fund to review the progress made by local Healthwatch. This report identifies the positive steps that could be taken across the system to enable a high-performing and effective local Healthwatch network. 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. Long read The future is now Featuring the voices of patients, volunteers, clinicians and managers, our new digital report explores future ways of changing health and health care for the better. Report Public satisfaction with the NHS in 2014 The results and satisfaction trends relating to the NHS and health care issues from the British Social Attitudes survey 2014. Article When delivering treatment is not enough How can patients be encouraged to participate in their own care? And just what does it mean to be an empowered patient? 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.