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 Emergency care End-of-life care General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions Maternity services Mental health New models of care Public health Leadership, systems and organisations (-) Accountable care 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 Volunteers Policy, finance and performance Access to care Commissioning and contracting Devolution Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2001 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 (-) 2012 (-) 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Evidence and consultation Briefing: The Care Bill: Second reading in the House of Commons While we welcome the Care Bill as an important stepping stone to wider reform of care and support, it will not deliver the change needed to meet future health and care needs. Report The quest for integrated health and social care: A case study in Canterbury, New Zealand This paper tells the story of the journey made by the District Health Board for Canterbury, New Zealand, towards its goal of providing integrated care for all. It looks at the drivers for change and the leadership values shown by key players. Commissioned report Oxleas Advanced Dementia Service: Supporting carers and building resilience This case study looks at how Oxleas Advanced Dementia Service provides care co-ordination, and specialist palliative care and support to patients with advanced dementia living at home. 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 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 Paying for social care: Beyond Dilnot Paying for social care: Beyond Dilnot discusses the history of social care reform and considers the present and future funding pressures on the system. The paper calls for health and social care services to be considered as a single system with a new framework being put in place for planning and cost-sharing. Evidence and consultation The Care Bill: Second reading in the House of Lords: Briefing The King's Fund welcome the Care Bill as a significant stepping stone to wider reform of care and support and the new duties on local authorities to promote wellbeing. Article If we want to save more lives, general hospitals must close The current system, dominated by the general hospital, is outmoded. But are politicians brave enough to dismantle some of those shells? Article Hard times and great expectations Richard Humphries reflects on the themes from this year's annual National Children and Adult Services Conference. Article What accountable care organisations will mean for physicians Rachael Addicott spoke to four commercial accountable care organisations about the performance standards physicians must achieve and the consequences of not meeting them. Article Public service is not about heroic individualism Are we asking the right questions about what public services can learn from the Olympic and Paralympic Games? Article Fixing the broken system Chris Ham and Anna Dixon put forward that case that urgent action is needed to change how health and social care are delivered. Article Seeking answers to questions about the care system Richard Humphries discusses the government’s progress report on the funding of care and support. Article No journey’s end for care funding In the absence of a clear framework for local authorities, NHS partners and private individuals to plan ahead, social care funding pressures will only get worse. Article The demands of public service leadership Richard Humphries looks at the importance of cultivating a culture of strong engagement with staff, patients and partners. Evidence and consultation Debate in the House of Commons - the future of social care: Briefing In this briefing for the Debate in the House of Commons, we set out our thoughts on the future of social care, the Dilnot Commission and how the integration of health and social care could be implemented. Article Four things you never knew about social care Richard Humphries discusses four things you may not know about England's social care system in his article for Age UK. Evidence and consultation Integrated care for patients and populations: Improving outcomes by working together: A report to the Department of Health and the NHS Future Forum This report from The King's Fund and Nuffield Trust is intended to support the Department of Health's development of a national strategy on integrated health and social care. 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