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 End-of-life care General practice Hospital care (-) Long-term conditions Maternity services Mental health Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Accountable care Clinical leadership Integrated care Local service design System leadership Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Older people (-) Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Technology and data Policy, finance and performance (-) Access to care Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation NHS finances Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2003 2004 (-) 2005 2006 2007 (-) 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Report NICE technology appraisals In our briefing, Teresa Poole looks at how NICE appraises new and existing drugs through clinical and economic evidence, and the impact of those appraisals. Report Seeing the Person in the Patient: The Point of Care review paper Assesses patients' experiences of hospital care and suggests that staff at all levels help to shape that experience. Proposes two initiatives that have the potential to promote compassion in care. Report Technology in the NHS: Transforming the patient's experience of care How can technology be used to improve care for patients? This report gives examples of how technology could be used and suggests ways to overcome the obstacles to its adoption. Report Engaging patients in their health: How the NHS needs to change: Report from the Sir Roger Bannister Health Summit, Leeds Castle, 17-18 May 2007 How can we encourage patients to become more engaged in their own health care and what impact will that have on the NHS? This report presents discussions from an expert seminar. Evidence and consultation Health Select Committee's inquiry into the purchase of additional drugs by NHS patients (top-up fees) Consultation response This paper is a response to the Health Select Committee's inquiry, conducted by Professor Mike Richards, into the consequences of additional private drugs for NHS care. Article Super patients should use their powers wisely The government is set to empower patients with personal budgets for care, but clear rules must guarantee choices are well informed and cost-effective, say Anna Dixon and Rebecca Ashton Article Making Darzi's vision a reality The NHS Next Stage Review outlines a sensible set of measures to transform patient care, but The King's Fund's chief executive Niall Dickson argues that real cultural change will be needed in the health service if the vision is to be translated into reality. Article How will Darzi deliver on patient expectations of the NHS? Niall Dickson's BBC Radio 4 Today programme briefing on Darzi, 30 June 2008 Evidence and consultation Consultation response: the future regulation of health and adult social care in England This paper responds to the Department of Health consultation on the framework for the registration of health and adult social care providers. Report Improving Environments for Care at End of Life: Lessons from eight UK pilot programmes We share the lessons from a pilot programme launched in 2006 to improve environments for care at end of life, with experiences from eight pilot sites. Report Free choice at the point of referral Free choice, allowing patients to choose a hospital anywhere in England, begins in April 2008. This briefing summarises the most recent data on choice of referral. Evidence and consultation Briefing: Patient choice Patient choice has been a major theme of the Labour government's public sector modernisation programme. This briefing looks at the development of reforms to give patients a choice of provider for their planned hospital care. Report The Future of Care Funding: Time for a change Bringing together the findings from the Caring Choices events and website, this report looks at possible solutions to the problem of funding long-term care. Evidence and consultation Co-payments and charges in the NHS: Consultation response A formal response to the Health Select Committee's consultation on co-payments and charges in the NHS, including whether charges for some services are equitable and appropriate. Evidence and consultation White Paper on care outside hospitals: Consultation response This paper responds to the government's White Paper that aims to redesign community health and social care services. Article Enhancing the Healing Environment: NHS Directory An article for the NHS Directory on the Enhancing the Healing Environment programme. Report Trends in the London Care Market 1994-2024 We look at London's care market, examining trends in its population profile and in the resources and services available for older people in our paper. Report Self-management for Long-term Conditions: Patients' perspectives on the way ahead We review patients' perceptions about managing their own long-term conditions, and identify how primary care trusts and other health and social care providers can best support them in line with their individual needs. Report The Business of Caring: The King's Fund inquiry into care services for older people in London Our briefing exposes major shortcomings in the current care system for older people in London and recommends ways to address them. Report Understanding Public Services and Care Markets Does a mixed economy work in providing care to Londoners? This paper from The King's Fund recommends how policy and practice should develop in this area. 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