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 Public health Leadership, systems and organisations 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 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 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). Commissioned report Volunteering in acute trusts in England: Understanding the scale and impact Part of a project funded by the Department of Health, this paper gauges the scale and value of volunteering in NHS acute trusts in England. 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 Supporting poorly performing NHS hospitals to improve Chris Ham comments on Jeremy Hunt's plans to ask high-performing NHS hospitals to provide support to poorly performing hospitals to enable them to improve the quality and safety of patient care. 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. Article Medical leadership is vital for quality patient care Doctors should be encouraged to enter into leadership roles. It is essential for raising the standard of patient care, writes Chris Ham. Report Volunteering in health and care: Securing a sustainable future Our report looks at the important part that volunteers play in improving patient experience, addressing health inequalities, and building a closer relationship between services and communities. 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 policy priorities for Parliament Contributed to by key health sector figures and commentators, this publication provides information on key health policy agenda priorities and how they can be addressed and advanced in the coming years. Report Choosing a high-quality hospital: The role of nudges, scorecard design and information Choosing a high-quality hospital explores how information can help patients to make informed choices. It is based on a research study, which began with a series of focus group discussions, the results of which informed the design of an online experiment. Evidence and consultation Response to Liberating the NHS: regulating health care providers This is part of our response to the government's consultation on the White Paper. It sets out our view on the need for regulation, the general scope and nature of that regulation and addresses the changes to the powers and freedoms proposed for NHS trusts. Evidence and consultation Response to Liberating the NHS: local democratic legitimacy in health Find out why we are not convinced that the health and wellbeing boards will be effective in co-ordinating and integrating commissioning of health and social care services in our response to the consultation on local democratic legitimacy in health. Report Leadership needs of medical directors and clinical directors The National Health Service is facing one of the toughest financial periods of its history during which it will need to maintain the quality of care. Clinical leadership will be critical as the service faces this challenge. Report Putting quality first in the boardroom: Improving the business of caring The report starts by examining what is meant by the term 'clinical quality' and why it has the potential to be marginalised in the boardroom. It goes on to consider the dynamics of the boardroom and the role of the nurse executive. Report Accounting for quality to the local community: Findings from focus group research This paper argues that providers should look at quality accounts as a year-round process and should seek input from their local community from the outset. Evidence and consultation Potential new indicators for Quality and Outcomes Framework: Consultation response The King's Fund response to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence consultation: Potential new indicators for Quality and Outcomes Framework. 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.