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 End-of-life care General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions Mental health Public health Sexual health care Leadership, systems and organisations Equality and diversity Integrated care Local service design Quality improvement Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Health inequalities 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 Social care finances Year 2000 2004 (-) 2005 (-) 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Article Operating framework is ambitious but fails to convince on commissioning Jennifer Dixon argues that the NHS chief executive's first major report outlines a well-argued agenda for health service reform, but warns that commissioning may remain too weak. Article Return to the windmill - behavioural modelling and the future The lack of a 'big picture' of where NHS reforms will take us means investment and strategic planning are severely hampered. Alasdair Liddell and Laurie McMahon describe a behavioural modelling approach that can help. Article A glimpse of a demand-side revolution An article by Richard Lewis arguing that the focus of the NHS reform agenda is now switching to commissioning, offering the possibility of real change. Report Designing the 'new' NHS: Ideas to make a supplier market in health care work Amid increasing independent and voluntary sector involvement in NHS service delivery this report highlights issues that the government and health service providers in all three sectors should address. 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 Changes in primary care trusts: Consultation response Our response to the Health Select Committee's inquiry into potential changes to primary care trusts' functions and numbers arising from the Department of Health document, 'Commissioning a Patient-led NHS'. 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. 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. Report Commissioning Care Services for Older People Achievements and challenges in London This paper from The King's Fund outlines the factors helping or hindering the commissioning of care across London. 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.