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 Adult social care Cancer services Community 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 Health and wellbeing boards Integrated care Local service design Patient leadership Quality improvement System leadership Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Carers Children and young people Health inequalities Housing Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Public opinion Technology and data Volunteers Policy, finance and performance Commissioning and contracting Devolution Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2008 (-) 2010 (-) 2011 (-) 2013 2014 2016 2017 2018 Article Medical leadership is vital for quality patient care Doctors should be encouraged to enter into leadership roles. It is essential for raising the standard of patient care, writes Chris Ham. 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.