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 Maternity services Mental health Public health Sexual health care Leadership, systems and organisations Accountable care Clinical leadership Equality and diversity Integrated care Local service design Quality improvement System leadership 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 1998 2003 2004 2005 (-) 2006 2007 (-) 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Article Quality in a cold climate: is the NHS on course? Anna Dixon questions whether the Outcomes Framework offers a coherent guide to help steer the health service through the more difficult financial times ahead. Report Briefing: High Quality Care for All: the NHS Next Stage Review final report This briefing provides The King's Fund's analysis of the key themes explored in High Quality Care For All, the final report from Lord Darzi's NHS Next Stage Review. Evidence and consultation Briefing: Celebrating the NHS at 60 In this briefing, John Appleby and Ruth Thorlby explore the early years of the NHS and look forward to what we might encounter in the next 60 years. Report Visions for care in strategic health authorities As part of Lord Darzi's review of the NHS, each strategic health authority (SHA) outside London was commissioned to produce a report outlining their 'vision' for care in their region in the next decade. Evidence and consultation Consultation response: the future regulation of health and adult social care in England This paper responds to the Department of Health consultation on the framework for the registration of health and adult social care providers. Report Background to the NHS Next Stage Review This briefing provides the background of the review and asks what the final report might recommend. Evidence and consultation Data briefing: Waiting times are just so...1950s John Appleby and Ruth Thorlby consider the issues surrounding waiting times in the NHS, from the 1950s up to the present day. Article Patient choice in general practice: the implications of patient satisfaction surveys Ruth Robertson, Anna Dixon and Julian Le Grand consider the factors that explain patient satisfaction with general practice physicians and how this may drive patients' choice of practice. Report The Future of Care Funding: Time for a change Bringing together the findings from the Caring Choices events and website, this report looks at possible solutions to the problem of funding long-term care. Report The NHS in England: The operating framework for 2006/7 This briefing describes the main points contained in the 2006/7 Operating Framework and provides some commentary about what the document implies for the competing strands of NHS reform. Report Assessing the New NHS Consultant Contract: A something for something deal? Drawing on evidence from five acute NHS trusts, this paper assesses the impact of the new consultant contract in England and asks whether reforms will translate into benefits for patients. 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. Report Where's the money going? John Appleby analyses new data to reveal how much extra NHS funding is absorbed by higher pay and other cost pressures, and how much is left over for other developments. 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.