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 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 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 1998 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 (-) 2010 2011 2012 (-) 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Article The future town hall Local government’s relationship with the NHS will be 95 years old in 2043 – by then we will know whether the 2012 Health and Social Care Act really was a game-changing shift in the relationship between these two great public service silos. 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). Report Health and wellbeing boards: One year on This report examines how health and wellbeing boards have used their shadow year, what they have achieved, and whether they are providing effective leadership across local systems of care. 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 Clinical commissioning groups: Supporting improvement in general practice? The King's Fund and the Nuffield Trust are working together to assess the implementation and impact of CCGs. This first report provides an overview of developments through to March 2013. 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? 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. Report How is the health and social care system performing? June 2013: Quarterly monitoring report Our latest quarterly monitoring report confirms that the government's target has been missed as A&E waiting times hit a nine-year high. Evidence and consultation Health Select Committee's inquiry into emergency services and emergency care: Evidence submission Our written submission to the House of Commons Health Select Committee inquiry into emergency services and emergency care. Evidence and consultation Health Select Committee's inquiry into the Health and Social Care Act 2012: Evidence submission Our written response to the House of Commons Select Committee's inquiry into the implementation of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. Report British Social Attitudes survey 2012: public satisfaction with the NHS and its services The topline results and satisfaction trends relating to the NHS and health care issues from the British Social Attitudes survey 2012. Article This could be the greatest shake-up in the 65-year history of the NHS Nick Timmins argues that the greatest impact of the NHS reforms may come from the decision to publish data on safety. Article Regulating the NHS market in England The government’s draft regulations on procurement, patient choice and competition have opened up old wounds in the debate about NHS reform. Article Health and wellbeing boards: policy and prospects This article aims to examine the role of health and wellbeing boards in the context of the government's reforms introduced by the Health and Social Act 2012 and the fundamental challenges facing the NHS and local government; it also aims to assess evidence from the early experience of shadow boards and considers what factors will most influence their success. 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.