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 Community services Emergency care End-of-life care General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions 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 2005 2008 (-) 2010 2011 2012 (-) 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Article The future town hall Local government’s relationship with the NHS will be 95 years old in 2043 – by then we will know whether the 2012 Health and Social Care Act really was a game-changing shift in the relationship between these two great public service silos. 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. Report Clinical commissioning groups: Supporting improvement in general practice? The King's Fund and the Nuffield Trust are working together to assess the implementation and impact of CCGs. This first report provides an overview of developments through to March 2013. Evidence and consultation Health Select Committee's inquiry into the Health and Social Care Act 2012: Evidence submission Our written response to the House of Commons Select Committee's inquiry into the implementation of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. Article This could be the greatest shake-up in the 65-year history of the NHS Nick Timmins argues that the greatest impact of the NHS reforms may come from the decision to publish data on safety. Article Regulating the NHS market in England The government’s draft regulations on procurement, patient choice and competition have opened up old wounds in the debate about NHS reform. 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. Article Commissioning telecare and telehealth in 2011 The challenges for commissioners and providers of telecare and telehealth have never been so great, but there are some exciting fresh opportunities to be considered. Article Telehealth monitoring in heart failure Recently published trials on telehealth monitoring in heart failure Article How assistive technologies are used by children and adolescents, their parents or carers We look at three types of technology: telephone, internet and videoconferencing, and consider how they could be used for or by children and adolescents across a variety of conditions. Article Kent telehealth pilot study Mike Clark describes the programme, set up by Kent County Council, to help 250 people with long-term conditions to live independently using telehealth. Report Sustaining innovation in telehealth and telecare This paper, the first in a series of WSDAN briefing papers, looks at how telehealth and telecare innovations are being used in health and social care. Article Impact of the health White Paper: what do doctors think? The King's Fund and Doctors.net.uk have commissioned a survey to find out how doctors feel about the plans set out in the coalition government's health White Paper. Evidence and consultation Response to Liberating the NHS: commissioning for patients This paper is a formal response to the Department of Health's public consultation on Commissioning for patients, that sets out information on the intended arrangements for GP commissioning and the NHS Commissioning Board's role in supporting consortia and holding them to account. Evidence and consultation Response to Liberating the NHS: regulating health care providers This is part of our response to the government's consultation on the White Paper. It sets out our view on the need for regulation, the general scope and nature of that regulation and addresses the changes to the powers and freedoms proposed for NHS trusts. Evidence and consultation Response to Liberating the NHS: local democratic legitimacy in health Find out why we are not convinced that the health and wellbeing boards will be effective in co-ordinating and integrating commissioning of health and social care services in our response to the consultation on local democratic legitimacy in health. Report Liberating the NHS: The right prescription in a cold climate? Many of the changes set out in the government's White Paper have the potential to help to improve performance. However, there are significant risks in making these changes when financial pressures on the NHS are increasing. Article How older people with long-term conditions perceive and use telecare, telehealth and telemedicine This article focuses on evidence about older people’s perceptions and use of telecare, telehealth and telemedicine interventions. Article Why the plans to reform the NHS may never be implemented Irrespective of Unison’s request for a review of the government's NHS reform plans, ministers will have to fight on several fronts to implement the health White Paper. Article How might older people and disabled people be using assisted living services in 2030? A recent study commissioned by Ofcom examined the long-term requirements of key sectors for communication services in the United Kingdom. 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.