Governance and regulation Our work on governance, accountability and regulation across health and social care Content Type Viewing: Our work Our work Publications Projects Blog posts Events Multimedia Press releases Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page Report Impact of the Care Quality Commission on provider performance: room for improvement? The CQC introduced a new approach to inspecting and rating health and social care providers in 2013. Our report with the Alliance Manchester Business School is the first major evaluation of this approach. Long read The capped expenditure process explained In response to significant financial pressures in the NHS, a capped expenditure process has been introduced to provide tighter controls on spending. We explain how the process works and what it involves. Report New care models: Emerging innovations in governance and organisational form This report looks at the different approaches being taken by MCP and PACS vanguards to contracting, governance and other organisational infrastructure. Slideshow How is the NHS structured? A series of diagrams explaining how the NHS is structured, including how providers are regulated and commissioned, and how the money flows. Completed project Evaluation of the CQC's acute hospital regulatory model We are working with Manchester Business School to examine how the new approach to acute hospital inspection works, how well it measures hospitals' performance, how it is implemented and what impact it has. Video Mike Richards: The Care Quality Commission's new hospital inspection programme Professor Sir Mike Richards introduces the CQC's new hospital inspection programme which will be used to assess all acute NHS hospital trusts/foundation trusts in England by December 2015. The new NHS: quality regulation Regulation of the quality of health care services has risen to the top of the health agenda following the Francis, Keogh and Berwick reports. See a selection of our research, analysis and other work relating to care and quality regulation. Blog Foundation trust governors: the promise of local accountability? Our conversations with governors suggest they are still not fulfilling their potential as the voice of local populations on hospital boards. Not through a lack of will, but rather through a lack of clarity and support, says Becky Seale. Blog A good day to bury a significant piece of legislation? Amid the furore of the Competition Commission’s decision to refuse the merger of Bournemouth and Poole, some significant changes to the current failure regime have been approved in amendments to the Care Bill. Completed project Developing the CQC's approach to the assessment of leadership, culture and governance We developed a conceptual model and supporting tools for assessing culture and leadership that will be used by the CQC in their inspections from April 2014. Evidence and consultation Health Committee's 2013 accountability hearing with the Care Quality Commission: Evidence submission The King's Fund's written evidence submission, informing the Health Committee's annual accountability hearing with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Blog NHS mergers: learning the lessons of Bournemouth and Poole What are the repercussions of the Competition Commission's rejection of the proposed merger in Bournemouth and Poole? Blog Making revalidation work: what have we learnt so far? Vijaya Nath looks at what responsible officers – those who make recommendations to the General Medical Council about doctors’ fitness to practice – think about the process of revalidation. Report Revalidation: The early experiences and views of responsible officers from London This paper summarises the results of a small research study designed to capture the experiences of, and reflections on, revalidation of responsible officers in London. Article Encourage GPs to take ownership of their CCG Regardless of their shape or size, building and maintaining strong relationships with GPs is a key challenge for new clinical commissioning groups, write Holly Holder and Shilpa Ross Audio Catherine Davies: Will competition be a help or a hindrance? Catherine Davies, Executive Director of Co-operation and Competition, Monitor discusses competition, regulation and reconfiguration in the NHS. Audio Chris Hopson: Will competition be a help or a hindrance? Chris Hopson, of the Foundation Trust Network, discusses competition competition, regulation and reconfiguration in the NHS. Slideshow John Appleby: Competition in the NHS: good or bad (or something else)? John Appleby discusses whether or not competition is a positive thing for the NHS, looking at the evidence behind the arguments. Blog Can you change culture from Whitehall? Can you change culture from Whitehall? Catherine Foot sets out six opportunities for the DH and NHS England to help them prioritise quality of care and safety for patients. Evidence and consultation A New Start: changes to the way the CQC regulates, inspects and monitors care: Consultation response This consultation response sets out the views of The King's Fund on changes to the way the Care Quality Commission regulates, inspects and monitors care. Blog The Keogh Review: a welcome return to 2008 As the NHS now enters its 66th year, how far have we got towards Darzi's vision of clinical and organisational leaders collecting data on quality and using it to continuously improve care? Blog The NHS failure regime: what have we learnt so far? Candace Imison explores what we can learn from early experiments in using a failure regime in the NHS. Video Time to Think Differently: what is the biggest challenge for the NHS? What is the biggest challenge for the NHS in the future? We spoke to a number of people, whose concerns including finance, encouraging people to be responsible for their own health and the governance of the NHS. Blog The NHS in 2013: no place for the faint hearted The NHS reforms in England will have major implications for all involved in the system, none more so than providers.