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 Cancer services Emergency care (-) End-of-life care General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions Maternity services Mental health Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Clinical commissioning groups Clinical leadership 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 Technology and data Policy, finance and performance Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances Performance (-) Productivity Social care finances Year 2005 2007 2008 (-) 2010 (-) 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Evidence and consultation Data briefing: Emergency bed use: What the numbers tell us Our data briefing looks at the trends emerging in emergency admissions and hospital bed use in the NHS. What do the numbers tell us? Report Issues facing commissioners of end-of-life care This paper, authored by Rachael Addicott and Jenny Hiley, highlights the current barriers to commissioning personalised, integrated services for end of life. Report Environments for care at the end of life: The King's Fund's Enhancing the Healing Environment Programme 2008-2010 Describing projects in 19 NHS trusts and one HM prison that took part in schemes to improve the environment of care at the end of life, this publication celebrates the completion of the latest phase of the Enhancing the Healing Environment programme. Report Explaining variations in primary care trusts' spending on cancer services Explaining variations in primary care trusts' spending on cancer services provides PCTs and cancer networks with a method of deciding on appropriate budgets for cancer services. Article Supporting care home residents at the end of life This research considers factors that support residents to remain in care homes towards end of life. The study is based on four case studies of care homes in England and interviews with external health and social care professionals who interact with care homes. Report Variations in health care: The good, the bad and the inexplicable This report explores the possible causes of variation and ways in which variations can be measured, and analyses variations in rates of elective hospital admissions. Report Implementing the End of Life Care Strategy: Lessons from good practice This report from The King's Fund is aimed at those responsible for commissioning and organising end-of-life care services at a local level. 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 Improving NHS productivity: More with the same not more of the same Building on a previous analysis produced in association with the Institute for Fiscal Studies, this paper examines the gap between the likely available funding and the level of funding required to achieve the progress projected by Sir Derek Wanless in his 2002 report for the Treasury. Report Delivering better care at end of life: The next steps The next stage of our Choice at the End of Life programme, this report comments on issues raised at a summit on delivering high-quality, end-of-life 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.