Publications Independent research and analysis on health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: All publications All publications Reports 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 Public health Mental health General practice Adult social care Community services Emergency care End-of-life care Hospital care Long-term conditions Leadership, systems and organisations Integrated care Local service design Clinical leadership Workforce and skills Voluntary and community sector System leadership (-) Quality improvement Patients, people and society Patient experience Technology and data Patient involvement Older people Health inequalities Children and young people Carers Policy, finance and performance Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation NHS finances Health and Social Care Act 2012 Social care finances Performance Productivity Access to care Year 2006 (-) 2009 (-) 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 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. Evidence and consultation New Horizons: Consultation response This paper is a response to the New Horizons consultation, which outlines the need for quality improvement in primary mental health care services. Evidence and consultation Health Select Committee inquiry on NHS Next Stage review: Constitution response This paper responds to the NHS Next Stage review, which aims to improve the quality of care provided by the NHS. 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.