Publications Independent research and analysis on health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: All publications All publications Reports Long reads 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 General practice Hospital care Maternity services Mental health New models of care Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Accountable care Clinical commissioning groups Clinical leadership Equality and diversity Health and wellbeing boards Integrated care Patient leadership Quality improvement (-) Sustainability and transformation plans System leadership Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Carers Housing Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Population health Public opinion Technology and data Policy, finance and performance Access to care Brexit Commissioning and contracting Devolution Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 (-) NHS finances NHS five year forward view Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 (-) 2016 2017 2018 2019 Long read How hospital activity in the NHS in England has changed over time Why is the NHS struggling to maintain standards of care despite increased funding? Demand for services is rising. Article The link between pensions and social care: Letter to the Editor Letter from Kate Barker to the Editor of The Times regarding the link between pensions and social care. Evidence and consultation Debate in the House of Lords - Social care: Briefing This debate provided an important opportunity to discuss the pressures facing social care following the Autumn Statement. Article UK government’s Autumn Statement: no relief for NHS and social care in England: Staff have become shock absorbers in a system lacking resources to meet rising demands If silence speaks volumes then this year's Autumn Statement sent a deafening message to the NHS and its partners in social care, says Chris Ham. Report How is the NHS performing? November 2016: Quarterly Monitoring Report The 21st quarterly monitoring report from The King's Fund provides an update on how the NHS is coping as it continues to grapple with productivity and reform challenges under continued financial pressure. Evidence and consultation Debate in the House of Commons - Social care: Briefing The King's Fund welcomed this debate which provided an important opportunity to discuss the pressures facing social care. Article Watching Wallonia: or what STPs can learn about team working A recently endangered trade deal between the EU and Canada offers some pertinent thoughts on balancing the interests of the new partnerships, writes Chris Ham. Report Sustainability and transformation plans in the NHS: how are they being developed in practice? Little is known about the process of developing sustainability and transformation plans. This report looks at how STPs have been developed in four parts of the country. Article The Autumn Statement: six graphics In a joint briefing, The King's Fund, Nuffield Trust and The Health Foundation analyse the action the government needs to take in its Autumn Statement. Report The Autumn Statement 2016: Joint statement on health and social care In a joint briefing, The King's Fund, Nuffield Trust and The Health Foundation analyse the action the government needs to take in its Autumn Statement. Long read Policy changes to implement the NHS five year forward view: a progress report Two years on from the publication of the NHS five year forward view, we assess how much progress has been made and what still needs to be done to align policies with the plan. Evidence and consultation Communities and Local Government Committee inquiry into adult social care: Evidence submission Written evidence submitted by The King's Fund and the Nuffield Trust to the Communities and Local Government Committee inquiry into adult social care. Evidence and consultation House of Lords Select Committee: long-term sustainability of the NHS: Evidence submission Evidence submission from The King's Fund to the House of Lords Select Committee on the long-term sustainability of the NHS. Report Social care for older people: Home truths This report looks at social care services for older people and the impact of cuts in local authority spending on social care providers and on older people, their families and carers. Report How is the NHS performing? September 2016: Quarterly Monitoring Report The 20th quarterly monitoring report from The King's Fund provides an update on how the NHS is coping as it continues to grapple with productivity and reform challenges under continued financial pressure. Report Deficits in the NHS 2016 Our briefing explores deficits in the NHS, including a consideration of their underlying drivers and the strategies being employed to tackle them. Report Five big issues for health and social care after the Brexit vote In the aftermath of the Brexit vote, we consider what lies ahead for health and social care, and the five big issues that will need to be considered. Report How is the NHS performing? May 2016: Quarterly Monitoring Report The latest quarterly monitoring report from The King's Fund finds that nearly two-thirds of NHS trusts and more than half of clinical commissioning groups say the quality of patient care in their area has deteriorated over the past year. Article The Fourth Whitehall Lecture: What needs to be done to secure the future of the NHS? Lecture given by Chris Ham to the Cambridge Whitehall Group on 9 December 2015 Lecture given by Chris Ham to the Cambridge Whitehall Group on 9 December 2015. Long read Tackling the growing crisis in the NHS: An agenda for action Drawing on our previous work and a lecture given by Chris Ham to the Cambridge Whitehall Group, we offer some practical solutions to help the NHS address one of the biggest crises in its history. 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.