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 Community services Emergency care End-of-life care Hospital care (-) Long-term conditions Leadership, systems and organisations Integrated care Local service design Clinical leadership Health and wellbeing boards Clinical commissioning groups Workforce and skills Voluntary and community sector System leadership Quality improvement Patient leadership Patients, people and society Patient experience Technology and data Volunteers Patient safety Patient involvement Older people Housing Health inequalities Children and young people Carers Public opinion Policy, finance and performance Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation NHS finances Health and Social Care Act 2012 Social care finances Performance Productivity Devolution Year 2004 2005 2007 (-) 2010 2011 2012 (-) 2013 2014 2015 Report Polypharmacy and medicines optimisation: Making it safe and sound Our report looks at the occurrence of polypharmacy - the concurrent use of multiple medications by one individual - in primary and secondary care and in care homes, and offers recommendations for improving the current system. Report Co-ordinated care for people with complex chronic conditions: Key lessons and markers for success Our report explores the key components of effective co-ordinated care through a study of five UK-based programmes that deliver co-ordinated care for people with long-term and complex needs. Report Delivering better services for people with long-term conditions: Building the house of care Our paper describes a co-ordinated service delivery model – the ‘house of care’ – that aims to deliver proactive, holistic and patient-centred care for people with long-term conditions. Article How to relieve pressure on the NHS Angela Coulter writes about the house of care, a new model which places the patient at the heart of the delivery system and encourages personalised care planning. Report Oxleas Advanced Dementia Service: Supporting carers and building resilience This case study looks at how Oxleas Advanced Dementia Service provides care co-ordination, and specialist palliative care and support to patients with advanced dementia living at home. Article Kent telehealth pilot study Mike Clark describes the programme, set up by Kent County Council, to help 250 people with long-term conditions to live independently using telehealth. 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.