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 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 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 2002 2003 (-) 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Commissioned report Sustainable Food and the NHS How can hospitals manage food procurement sustainably and promote healthy eating? Includes a framework for assessing procurement and catering practices and offers recommendations for policies, menu designs and contract specifications. 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. Article The quest for quality in the NHS: still searching? To assess what we get for our money we need more than simple activity data, argues John Appleby. 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. Article Economic growth and NHS spending John Appleby looks at the pattern of spending on the NHS since the 1950s and considers what level of spending the UK economy could support over the next 50 years. 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.