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 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 2008 (-) 2010 (-) 2011 2013 2014 2016 2017 2018 Article Medical Leadership: from the dark side to centre stage A new book co-written by Chris Ham, John Clark and Peter Spurgeon outlines the different roles of medical leaders and analyses the relationship between medical engagement and organisational performance. Report Leadership needs of medical directors and clinical directors The National Health Service is facing one of the toughest financial periods of its history during which it will need to maintain the quality of care. Clinical leadership will be critical as the service faces this challenge. Report Putting quality first in the boardroom: Improving the business of caring The report starts by examining what is meant by the term 'clinical quality' and why it has the potential to be marginalised in the boardroom. It goes on to consider the dynamics of the boardroom and the role of the nurse executive. 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.