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 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. 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. 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. 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. Article Are 'family and friends tests' useful: agree, disagree, neither, don’t know? Family and friends tests are an established method of obtaining feedback on performance for many private sector businesses. But how well is this sort of customer feedback suited to public services like the NHS? 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. Report Developing supportive design for people with dementia: The King’s Fund’s Enhancing the Healing Environment Programme 2009-2012 Our publication marks the completion of 26 schemes in 23 NHS acute, community and mental health hospitals in England to improve the environment of care for people with dementia. Report Producing patient information: How to research, develop and produce effective information resources Our report offers health professionals advice on producing good-quality pateint information. Report Avoiding hospital admissions: What does the research evidence say? In order to successfully reduce avoidable emergency admissions, we need to fully understand which interventions are the most effective. The King's Fund commissioned this review of research evidence to establish which interventions work in avoiding emergency or unplanned hospital admissions. 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. Article Enhancing the Healing Environment: Midlands NHS Trust case study A new low secure unit was able to significantly reduce incidents of violence and aggression through implementing The King's Fund's Enhancing the Healing Environment programme. 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.