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 Integrated care Local service design Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Children and young people 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 Year 2001 2002 2004 (-) 2005 2006 (-) 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Evidence and consultation Practice-based commissioning briefing This briefing explores some of the questions and issues relating to practice-based commissioning in England, examines the pace of implementation and offers some analysis of the impact – current and future – on NHS services. Article The new political reality facing the NHS At the dawn of a new political administration, The King's Fund Chief Executive Niall Dickson examines the issues likely to dominate health debate in the coming months. Report Practice-based Commissioning survey results: From good idea to effective practice Despite receiving widespread support, implementation of practice-based commissioning (PBC) has been slow. This report explores the current situation for PBC and considers how it might be driven forward within the NHS. Report An Anatomy of GP Referral Decisions: A qualitative study of GPs' views on their role in supporting patient choice This qualitative study explores GPs' views on their role in supporting patient choice at the point of referral, their views on Choose and Book and equity in choice. Report The Future of Primary Care: Meeting the challenges of the new NHS market How will primary care be affected by the changing role of primary care trusts and the introduction of both practice-based commissioning and competition between providers? 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. 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 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. Article Implementing a national strategy for patient safety: lessons from the National Health Services in England Richard Lewis and M. Fletcher highlight the importance of a strategic analysis of the policy process in the design of the national patient safety strategy. 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.