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 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 Cancer services Community services Emergency care End-of-life care General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions Maternity services Mental health Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Clinical commissioning groups Clinical leadership Health and wellbeing boards Integrated care Local service design Patient leadership Quality improvement System leadership Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Carers Children and young people Health inequalities Housing Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Public opinion Technology and data Volunteers Policy, finance and performance (-) Commissioning and contracting Devolution Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2000 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 (-) 2010 (-) 2011 2012 (-) 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Evidence and consultation Briefing: The Care Bill: Second reading in the House of Commons While we welcome the Care Bill as an important stepping stone to wider reform of care and support, it will not deliver the change needed to meet future health and care needs. Article Encourage GPs to take ownership of their CCG Regardless of their shape or size, building and maintaining strong relationships with GPs is a key challenge for new clinical commissioning groups, write Holly Holder and Shilpa Ross Report The quest for integrated health and social care: A case study in Canterbury, New Zealand This paper tells the story of the journey made by the District Health Board for Canterbury, New Zealand, towards its goal of providing integrated care for all. It looks at the drivers for change and the leadership values shown by key players. Commissioned report Oxleas Advanced Dementia Service: Supporting carers and building resilience This case study looks at how Oxleas Advanced Dementia Service provides care co-ordination, and specialist palliative care and support to patients with advanced dementia living at home. Article How local government's relationship with the NHS is changing Relationships between councils and clinical commissioning groups are getting better, but there are big challenges ahead, says Richard Humphries. Article How to engage GPs in developing primary care Clinical commissioning groups offer GPs the chance to be more involved in transforming primary care. Article Can clinical commissioning groups transform the NHS? There is a pressing need for clinical expertise to be harnessed more effectively in the commissioning of health services, and CCGs potentially provide a way through which this can happen. Report Integrated care in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales: Lessons for England What can the health and social care system in England learn from the experiences of the other countries of the United Kingdom? Article The next chief executive of NHS England The next person appointed as chief executive of NHS England will essentially be the leader of the national health system, says Chris Ham. Commissioned report Working together to deliver the Mandate: Strengthening partnerships between the NHS and the voluntary sector This report looks at a wide range of innovative partnerships and projects between health trusts and voluntary sector providers to consider how the barriers to effective partnership working can be overcome. Article An opportunity for local government to influence future health policy Richard Humphries writes about a deepening structural fault line between the NHS and social care providers. Report Paying for social care: Beyond Dilnot Paying for social care: Beyond Dilnot discusses the history of social care reform and considers the present and future funding pressures on the system. The paper calls for health and social care services to be considered as a single system with a new framework being put in place for planning and cost-sharing. Evidence and consultation The Care Bill: Second reading in the House of Lords: Briefing The King's Fund welcome the Care Bill as a significant stepping stone to wider reform of care and support and the new duties on local authorities to promote wellbeing. Article Resource allocation: a forgotten element of health policy In austere times, the importance of resource allocation in the NHS should be clear for everyone − not just policy nerds − says David Buck Report Improving the allocation of health resources in England How to decide who gets what While the principles behind resource allocation in the English NHS have changed little since the mid-1970s, the NHS has changed considerably. This paper argues that the resource allocation system needs to change accordingly. Article Future proofing the Quality and Outcomes Framework We must make the Quality and Outcomes Framework fit for purpose in the era of multimorbidity and cost savings, says Veena Raleigh. Article What happens if a big care provider fails? Richard Humphries argues that one lesson to emerge from Southern Cross is the need for better clarity in the roles of providers, commissioners, regulators and central government. Report Case management: What it is and how it can best be implemented This paper looks at the core components of a successful case management programme and considers how it can be used to deliver high-quality integrated care. Article The unifying principle of integration Richard Humphries, our senior fellow in social care, shares his thoughts on the integration of health and social care. Report Issues facing commissioners of end-of-life care This paper, authored by Rachael Addicott and Jenny Hiley, highlights the current barriers to commissioning personalised, integrated services for end of life. 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.