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 Maternity services Mental health New models of care Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Accountable care Clinical commissioning groups Clinical leadership Health and wellbeing boards 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 Patient safety Public opinion Technology and data Policy, finance and performance Access to care Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 (-) 2009 (-) 2010 2011 (-) 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Article Hospital Pathways programme: lessons learned We describe the Hospital Pathways programme, the method used to evaluate it, what we learned about the approach, and how the lessons have influenced the Patient and Family-centred Care programme. Article The Patient and Family-centred Care programme We speak to Dr Joanne Watson about the Patient and Family-centred Care programme, run in association with the Health Foundation. Report Health policy under the coalition government: A mid-term assessment Written halfway through the 2010–2015 parliament, this review considers how the NHS is performing under the coalition government, following on from The King’s Fund’s major review of NHS performance from 1997 to 2010. Report Improving GP services in England: Exploring the association between quality of care and the experience of patients Using data for more than 8,000 general practices in England, this paper examines the association between patients’ perceptions about the non-clinical aspects of care and practice performance on measures of clinical quality. Article Designing the future: approaches to measuring patient experience A poster by Glenn Robert and Jocelyn Cornwell has won the best research poster prize at the ‘International Society for Quality in Health Care’ (ISQua) 29th International Conference in Geneva. Report Preparing for the Francis report: how to assure quality in the NHS With the Francis Inquiry report due in the autumn, we set out our views on how the system of quality assurance needs to evolve and how it should operate. Report British Social Attitudes survey 2011: public satisfaction with the NHS and its services The topline results and satisfaction trends relating to the NHS and health care issues from the British Social Attitudes survey 2011. Report Patients’ preferences matter: Stop the silent misdiagnosis Our paper calls for doctors to aspire to the same standards of excellence in diagnosing patients' preferences for their care as they do to diagnosing disease. Article The contribution of Schwartz Center Rounds® to hospital culture 2012 Joanna Goodrich and Jocelyn Cornwell consider the benefits and contribution of Schwartz Center Rounds® on hospital culture on the UK. Report From vision to action: making patient-centred care a reality The second Richmond Group report is intended to offer a clear strategic direction to achieve transformational change in the health and social care system. Report Continuity of care for older hospital patients: A call for action This paper focuses on those aged 70 years and older with multiple health problems and explores how continuity of care affects them and the people closest to them. Evidence and consultation Integrated care for patients and populations: Improving outcomes by working together: A report to the Department of Health and the NHS Future Forum This report from The King's Fund and Nuffield Trust is intended to support the Department of Health's development of a national strategy on integrated health and social care. Report Choosing a high-quality hospital: The role of nudges, scorecard design and information Choosing a high-quality hospital explores how information can help patients to make informed choices. It is based on a research study, which began with a series of focus group discussions, the results of which informed the design of an online experiment. Article Enhancing the Healing Environment: Midlands NHS Trust case study A new low secure unit was able to significantly reduce incidents of violence and aggression through implementing The King's Fund's Enhancing the Healing Environment programme. Article How to deliver high-quality, patient-centred, cost-effective care This article is the collective effort of ten of the leading health and social care organisations in the voluntary sector to identify the five key themes that the health and social care system must embrace to be sustainable and to ensure quality. Report The patient-centred care project: evaluation report Our evaluation report of a patient-centred care, evidence-based co-design project run by Guys' and St Thomas' and King's College Hospitals. Article Caring for patients means caring for nurses As far as patient and staff experiences are concerned, no problem is too small. As well as tackling the issues, leaders must involve their teams in the solutions. Report Measures of patients' experience in hospital: Purpose, methods and uses This paper provides a brief guide to measuring patients' experiences to help trust boards and other interested parties decide which measurement and feedback tools are appropriate for their requirements. Article Enabling compassionate care in acute hospital settings Part of the King's Fund Point of Care programme, 'Enabling Compassion' was the first in a series of workshops, and was intended to gain insight into what prevents and enables compassionate care. 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.