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 Hospital care Long-term conditions Maternity services New models of care Leadership, systems and organisations Integrated care Local service design Accountable care Health and wellbeing boards Clinical commissioning groups Workforce and skills Voluntary and community sector System leadership Quality improvement Patients, people and society Patient experience Patient safety Patient involvement Older people Health inequalities Children and young people 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 Access to care Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 (-) 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Article Hospital Pathways programme: lessons learned We describe the Hospital Pathways programme, the method used to evaluate it, what we learned about the approach, and how the lessons have influenced the Patient and Family-centred Care programme. Article The Patient and Family-centred Care programme We speak to Dr Joanne Watson about the Patient and Family-centred Care programme, run in association with the Health Foundation. Report General practice in London: supporting improvements in quality An independent report giving fresh analysis of the challenges faced by general practice in London, and the improvements that will be needed to address them. Report Health policy under the coalition government: A mid-term assessment Written halfway through the 2010–2015 parliament, this review considers how the NHS is performing under the coalition government, following on from The King’s Fund’s major review of NHS performance from 1997 to 2010. Report Future trends overview Our Time to Think Differently programme aims to generate new thinking about the changes needed for health and social care to meet the challenges of the future. Report Future demands on health and social care: Reading list Our reading list contains selected references and resources on future demands on health and social care. Article If we want to save more lives, general hospitals must close The current system, dominated by the general hospital, is outmoded. But are politicians brave enough to dismantle some of those shells? Article How will reforms to the NHS in England affect mental health services? The lasting impact of the reforms on mental health services and the people who use them will depend not simply on the legislation itself, but on how it is implemented, says Chris Naylor. Report Improving GP services in England: Exploring the association between quality of care and the experience of patients Using data for more than 8,000 general practices in England, this paper examines the association between patients’ perceptions about the non-clinical aspects of care and practice performance on measures of clinical quality. Report Payment by Results: How can payment systems help to deliver better care? Our report reviews the role and objectives of payment systems in the English NHS, focusing on Payment by Results (PbR). Article Hard times and great expectations Richard Humphries reflects on the themes from this year's annual National Children and Adult Services Conference. Article Rises in health care spending: where will it end? John Appleby examines why countries spend more and more of their wealth on health care and assesses the long term affordability. Article Designing the future: approaches to measuring patient experience A poster by Glenn Robert and Jocelyn Cornwell has won the best research poster prize at the ‘International Society for Quality in Health Care’ (ISQua) 29th International Conference in Geneva. Evidence and consultation The role of local authorities in health issues: Consultation response We set out our thoughts on the Communities and Local Government Committee inquiry on the role of local authorities in health issues. Article What accountable care organisations will mean for physicians Rachael Addicott spoke to four commercial accountable care organisations about the performance standards physicians must achieve and the consequences of not meeting them. Evidence and consultation Consultation response: Draft mandate for the National Health Service Commissioning Board This document sets out our thoughts on the Department of Health’s consultation on the draft mandate for the National Health Service Commissioning Board. Article The ‘cottage industry’ model worked well, but won’t last Small was beautiful, writes Chris Ham, but as the NHS changes GPs will need to start working together to make the most of the funding available. Report How is the NHS performing? September 2012: Quarterly monitoring report This quarter's report finds that NHS performance is holding up well, but there is concern that quality of care may suffer as financial pressures bite from next year. Article Public service is not about heroic individualism Are we asking the right questions about what public services can learn from the Olympic and Paralympic Games? Report Dealing with financially unsustainable providers: how will the failure regime work? This paper explains why a failure regime is required in the NHS, outlines how the failure regime for NHS trusts (currently being applied in South London) works and how the failure regime for foundation trusts introduced by the Health and Social Care Act 2012 will work in future. 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. 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