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 Cancer services Community services Emergency care End-of-life care General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions Mental health New models of care Public health Sexual health care Leadership, systems and organisations Accountable care Clinical commissioning groups Equality and diversity Health and wellbeing boards Integrated care Local service design Quality improvement Sustainability and transformation plans System leadership Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Carers Health inequalities Older people Patient experience (-) Patient involvement Patient safety Population health Public opinion Technology and data Policy, finance and performance Access to care 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 (-) 2005 (-) 2006 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 (-) 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Article Where does the spending review leave social care? The short term hotchpot of measures taken by the government does nothing to stem the growing pressures on social care, says Richard Humphries. Report Statement from the Barker Commission: The future of health and social care A statement from the Barker Commission to the Chancellor ahead of the Spending Review on the state of social care and its funding. Article Integrated health and social care in England: progress and prospects Richard Humphries reviews recent policy initiatives to achieve the closer integration of health and social care. Article We cannot keep ignoring the crisis in social care Social care for older people will be increasingly important as our population ages. So why the silence from politicians? Long read The future is now Featuring the voices of patients, volunteers, clinicians and managers, our new digital report explores future ways of changing health and health care for the better. Article When delivering treatment is not enough How can patients be encouraged to participate in their own care? And just what does it mean to be an empowered patient? 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. 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. Article Shop 'til you drop It is the lynchpin of health policy for third-term Labour, but how much does the public understand about what choice offers? Rebecca Rosen reports on new research. 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 Self-management for Long-term Conditions: Patients' perspectives on the way ahead We review patients' perceptions about managing their own long-term conditions, and identify how primary care trusts and other health and social care providers can best support them in line with their individual needs. 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. 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.