Publications Independent research and analysis on health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: All publications All publications 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 Emergency care End-of-life care General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions Mental health Public health Leadership, systems and organisations (-) Clinical leadership Integrated care Local service design (-) Quality improvement System leadership Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Carers Children and young people Health inequalities Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Technology and data Policy, finance and performance Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2006 2008 2009 (-) 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Report Mental health and the productivity challenge: Improving quality and value for money The King's Fund worked with Centre for Mental Health, Royal College of Psychiatrists and NHS Confederation's Mental Health Network to explore how mental health services could be delivered in a different and more cost-effective way. Report Leadership needs of medical directors and clinical directors The National Health Service is facing one of the toughest financial periods of its history during which it will need to maintain the quality of care. Clinical leadership will be critical as the service faces this challenge. Report Putting quality first in the boardroom: Improving the business of caring The report starts by examining what is meant by the term 'clinical quality' and why it has the potential to be marginalised in the boardroom. It goes on to consider the dynamics of the boardroom and the role of the nurse executive. Report Accounting for quality to the local community: Findings from focus group research This paper argues that providers should look at quality accounts as a year-round process and should seek input from their local community from the outset. Report Getting the measure of quality: Opportunities and challenges This report offers information about how quality is defined and how quality measures can be used - and misused. 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.