Publications Independent research and analysis on health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: All publications All publications Reports Articles 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 Maternity services Mental health Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Clinical commissioning groups Clinical leadership (-) Health and wellbeing boards Integrated care Local service design Patient leadership (-) Quality improvement System leadership Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Carers Children and young people Health inequalities Housing Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Public opinion Technology and data Volunteers Policy, finance and performance Commissioning and contracting Devolution Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2006 2009 (-) 2010 2012 (-) 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Article How will health and wellbeing boards fare? The 65-year-old relationship between the NHS and local government bears testimony to numerous attempts to co-ordinate the work of these two enormous public service silos. Will the new health and wellbeing boards fare any better? Report Health and wellbeing boards: One year on This report examines how health and wellbeing boards have used their shadow year, what they have achieved, and whether they are providing effective leadership across local systems of care. Article Housing alongside health and care With this year’s party conferences concluded, none of the political parties have yet committed to a strategic vision for the issues facing the future of health and social care, says Richard Humphries. Article Supporting poorly performing NHS hospitals to improve Chris Ham comments on Jeremy Hunt's plans to ask high-performing NHS hospitals to provide support to poorly performing hospitals to enable them to improve the quality and safety of patient care. Article Health and wellbeing boards: policy and prospects This article aims to examine the role of health and wellbeing boards in the context of the government's reforms introduced by the Health and Social Act 2012 and the fundamental challenges facing the NHS and local government; it also aims to assess evidence from the early experience of shadow boards and considers what factors will most influence their success. 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 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.