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 Community services Emergency care End-of-life 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 Clinical leadership Equality and diversity 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 Access to care Better Care Fund (-) Commissioning and contracting Devolution Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2000 2001 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 (-) 2010 2011 2012 (-) 2013 (-) 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Report The reconfiguration of clinical services: What is the evidence? What are the key drivers of clinical service reconfiguration and what is the evidence to underpin it? Report Commissioning and contracting for integrated care This report describes how CCGs in England are innovating with alternative approaches to commissioning and contracting as a way of driving integrated care. Article Let the mavericks lead primary care service design Rachael Addicott considers how forward thinking GPs can be more engaged in leading the radical service redesign that is required in primary care. Report Commissioning and funding general practice: Making the case for family care networks Our report argues for a new approach that brings together funding for general practice with funding for many other services. This would entail new forms of commissioning, with GPs innovating in how care is delivered. Article We have a radical plan for primary care The King’s Fund proposes a radically new approach to commissioning and funding general practice to tackle the pressure of rising demands when resources are declining. Report Service transformation: Lessons from mental health This paper examines the transformation of mental health services in England and the relevance to current policy. Drawing on workshops with those involved in the changes and a review of published literature, the paper explores the context and factors that enabled change to happen in mental health. 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 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 Hospitals: is bigger better? In the latest edition of our Insight magazine, we talk to Nigel Edwards, Senior Fellow at The King's Fund, about the problems often faced by smaller hospitals and how these problems could be overcome. 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. Report Leading health care in London: Time for a radical response Our report on health care in London asks where responsibility for leading improvements will rest in future and argues that the new NHS structures are unlikely to provide the leadership needed to meet the challenges ahead. 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. 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 Commissioning telecare and telehealth in 2011 The challenges for commissioners and providers of telecare and telehealth have never been so great, but there are some exciting fresh opportunities to be considered. 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.