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 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 (-) 2010 2011 2012 (-) 2013 2014 2015 2016 2018 Article The future town hall Local government’s relationship with the NHS will be 95 years old in 2043 – by then we will know whether the 2012 Health and Social Care Act really was a game-changing shift in the relationship between these two great public service silos. Report Health and wellbeing boards: One year on This report examines how health and wellbeing boards have used their shadow year, what they have achieved, and whether they are providing effective leadership across local systems of care. Report Clinical commissioning groups: Supporting improvement in general practice? The King's Fund and the Nuffield Trust are working together to assess the implementation and impact of CCGs. This first report provides an overview of developments through to March 2013. Evidence and consultation Health Select Committee's inquiry into the Health and Social Care Act 2012: Evidence submission Our written response to the House of Commons Select Committee's inquiry into the implementation of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. Article This could be the greatest shake-up in the 65-year history of the NHS Nick Timmins argues that the greatest impact of the NHS reforms may come from the decision to publish data on safety. Article Regulating the NHS market in England The government’s draft regulations on procurement, patient choice and competition have opened up old wounds in the debate about NHS reform. Article Health and wellbeing boards: policy and prospects This article aims to examine the role of health and wellbeing boards in the context of the government's reforms introduced by the Health and Social Act 2012 and the fundamental challenges facing the NHS and local government; it also aims to assess evidence from the early experience of shadow boards and considers what factors will most influence their success. Article Impact of the health White Paper: what do doctors think? The King's Fund and Doctors.net.uk have commissioned a survey to find out how doctors feel about the plans set out in the coalition government's health White Paper. Evidence and consultation Response to Liberating the NHS: commissioning for patients This paper is a formal response to the Department of Health's public consultation on Commissioning for patients, that sets out information on the intended arrangements for GP commissioning and the NHS Commissioning Board's role in supporting consortia and holding them to account. 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 Liberating the NHS: The right prescription in a cold climate? Many of the changes set out in the government's White Paper have the potential to help to improve performance. However, there are significant risks in making these changes when financial pressures on the NHS are increasing. Article Why the plans to reform the NHS may never be implemented Irrespective of Unison’s request for a review of the government's NHS reform plans, ministers will have to fight on several fronts to implement the health White Paper. 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