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 Public health Mental health General practice Adult social care Emergency care End-of-life care Hospital care Long-term conditions Maternity services Cancer services Leadership, systems and organisations Integrated care Local service design Clinical leadership Clinical commissioning groups Workforce and skills Voluntary and community sector System leadership Quality improvement Patients, people and society Patient experience Technology and data Patient safety 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 Year 1998 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 (-) 2010 (-) 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Article What happens if a big care provider fails? Richard Humphries argues that one lesson to emerge from Southern Cross is the need for better clarity in the roles of providers, commissioners, regulators and central government. Report Good governance for clinical commissioning groups: an introductory guide Written for the NAPC and KPMG, this introductory guide to good governance for clinical commissioning groups aims to help them take their first steps towards authorisation. Report Economic regulation in health care: What can we learn from other regulators? With the government looking to extend Monitor's powers to act as a regulator for the health care sector, this paper looks at the lessons that can be learned from economic regulation in health care in other countries and from regulation of other market sectors in the UK. Report Accountability in the NHS: Implications of the government's reform programme The government's health reforms propose radical changes to the running of the NHS, including, how will providers and commissioners be held to account in the future? Article Competition in the NHS in England At the heart of the Health and Social Care Bill are provisions to establish a comprehensive system for economic regulation of health and adult social care services. These provisions are the most ambitious attempt yet to apply market regulation to the NHS. Article Health policy priorities for Parliament Contributed to by key health sector figures and commentators, this publication provides information on key health policy agenda priorities and how they can be addressed and advanced in the coming years. 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 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. Evidence and consultation Potential new indicators for Quality and Outcomes Framework: Consultation response The King's Fund response to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence consultation: Potential new indicators for Quality and Outcomes Framework. 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.