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What are the key drivers of clinical service reconfiguration and what is the evidence to underpin it? Article Creating change from within Dr Tracey Batten, Chief Executive of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, reflects on the challenges of working in two very different health care systems and tells us how she thinks we can reform the NHS from within. Article Redesign the failure regime for struggling providers Richard Murray looks at the issues to consider when designing a better approach to financial failure. Report Our priorities for the next government With the general election coming at a pivotal time for health and social care, we set out our view of the key challenges and priorities for the next government. Article How the CQC's new hospital inspections measure up Rachael Addicott, Ruth Robertson and Shilpa Ross, along with Kieran Walshe and Alan Boyd at Manchester Business School discuss the findings of their report on the CQC's new inspection regime. Article Revalidation: from compliance to commitment We speak to Vijaya Nath, Assistant Director in Leadership Development at The King's Fund. about our study on the impact of medical revalidation. Report Future organisational models for the NHS: Perspectives for the Dalton review Ahead of the Dalton review, which is examining ways to encourage the best providers to support those that are struggling, our paper with the Foundation Trust Network explores some of the organisational models that providers could use to meet their current strategic and financial challenges. Article Dalton review: Good leadership will determine the best models for change There are a range of models being explored by the Dalton review to improve NHS provider models in future. Health care management is complex and mulifaceted, so needs to successfully meet varying local health needs, argue Chris Ham and Chris Hopson. Report Reforming the NHS from within: Beyond hierarchy, inspection and markets Our paper argues for a fundamental shift in how the NHS is reformed, learning from what has worked (and what has not) in England and elsewhere. Report Public satisfaction with the NHS and its services in 2013 We found no change in overall satisfaction with the NHS since 2011, although there have been changes in the public’s views on specific services. Commissioned report Medical revalidation: From compliance to commitment Our qualitative assessment of the impact to date of medical revalidation on the behaviour of doctors and the culture of organisations within seven case study sites across England. 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 Governors are vital to a foundation trust's success Since 2003, when the previous Health and Social Care Act created the concept of foundation trust governors, their role has been frequently debated but seen by many as offering only a weak form of accountability. Evidence and consultation Health Committee's 2013 accountability hearing with Monitor: Evidence submission The King's Fund's written evidence submission, informing the Health Committee's annual accountability hearing with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Evidence and consultation Health Committee's 2013 accountability hearing with the Care Quality Commission: Evidence submission The King's Fund's written evidence submission, informing the Health Committee's annual accountability hearing with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Report Revalidation: The early experiences and views of responsible officers from London This paper summarises the results of a small research study designed to capture the experiences of, and reflections on, revalidation of responsible officers in London. 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 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. Evidence and consultation A New Start: changes to the way the CQC regulates, inspects and monitors care: Consultation response This consultation response sets out the views of The King's Fund on changes to the way the Care Quality Commission regulates, inspects and monitors care. 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? 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.