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 Cancer services Community services Emergency care (-) General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions Mental health Public health Sexual health care Leadership, systems and organisations Equality and diversity Local service design Quality improvement Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Children and young people Health inequalities Older people Patient experience Policy, finance and performance Access to care Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation NHS finances Performance Productivity Social care finances 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 Securing Good Care for Older People: Taking a long-term view How much should be spent on social care for older people over the next 20 years, and what funding arrangements are needed? Our report sets out the findings of the Wanless Social Care Review. Article Let's face the future Niall Dickson argues that there is now a glimmer of hope that care really can be transformed. But the details of the Wanless report and other recent studies show just how big and deep-rooted the current problems are. 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.