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 Sustainability and transformation plans 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 Population health Public opinion Technology and data Volunteers 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 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 (-) 2010 2011 2012 (-) 2013 2014 (-) 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Report Intentional whole health system redesign: Southcentral Foundation's 'Nuka' system of care Southcentral Foundation's redesign of the health care system in Alaska is widely regarded as one of the most successful examples of its kind in the United States and internationally. What can the English NHS learn from Southcentral's experiences? Report Place-based systems of care: A way forward for the NHS in England Our report looks at how NHS organisations can move towards place-based systems of care, in which NHS organisations and services work together to address the challenges they collectively face. The report suggests 10 principles to guide the development of such systems. Article Integrated commissioning: Beyond Barker The current fragmented system of commissioning is clearly unsustainable. While the idea of integrated commissioning is an old one, the approach to achieving it must be decidedly new, writes Lillie Wenzel. Report Transforming our health care system: Ten priorities for commissioners Health care commissioners will need to deliver a sustainable system in the face of the most challenging financial and organisational environment seen in decades. Here, we set out ten priorities for commissioners to help them drive forward the changes needed. Article Integration with health could be staging post to devolved public service budgets As the post-election dust settles, the Queen’s speech confirms that the integration of health and social care continues as a headline policy commitment, with the better care fund and ‘DevoManc’ as flagship policies intended to make this happen. But will they be enough? Article Integrated care must start with a new single national framework Rather than prescribe a one size fits all solution, an approach agreed locally by CCGs and local authorities is the best way forward for integrated care, says Richard Humphries. Report Options for integrated commissioning Beyond Barker With support for health and social care to have a single ring-fenced budget and a single local commissioner growing, this report looks at the options available for integrated commissioning. Article Commissioning in the spotlight New models of care have been introduced by the NHS five year forward view, but where do commissioners fit in? Report Procurement and competition rules: Can the NHS be exempted? In this briefing, The King’s Fund seeks to clarify whether a new government could extract the NHS from European Union procurement and competition rules. Report Implementing the NHS five year forward view: Aligning policies with the plan Our report calls for fundamental changes to how health services are commissioned, paid for and regulated to deliver the vision of the NHS five year forward view. 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. 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.