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 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. 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. 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. 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. Article NHS in England embraces collaboration in tackling biggest crisis in its history In this article for the British Medical Journal, Chris Ham and Hugh Alderwick consider the development of sustainability and transformation plans in the NHS. Report What the planning guidance means for the NHS: 2016/17 and beyond Our briefing considers some of the key publications and policy announcements that have come out in the wake of the 2015 Spending Review and offers a commentary on what they might mean for the future policy landscape. Article How will services access the new Sustainability and Transformation Fund? The Sustainability and Transformation Fund bears closer scrutiny and comes with a sting in the tail, says Richard Murray. 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.