Breadcrumb Home Multimedia Anna Dixon gives The King's Fund position on top-up payments This content relates to the following topics: NHS finances Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page Article information Posted:Monday 15 September 2008 Anna Dixon, Director of Policy, gives The King's Fund's position on introducing top-up payments for drugs in the NHS.Related contentBlogLet's broaden the debate on top-ups Prof. Mike Richards has a challenge to resolve the dilemmas surrounding top-ups; Anna Dixon argues that it needs to be set in a wider context of rationing. Comments Add your comment Your name Email (your email will not be made public) Your job/role Organisation Comment Post comment You may also be interested in Data visualisation Trusts in deficit Increasing numbers of NHS providers are facing financial difficulties. The latest figures for 2016/17 show that 51 per cent of all trusts are planning to end the year in deficit. Report How is the NHS performing? March 2018 quarterly monitoring report We find that more patients are facing long waits for hospital treatment, with many of those experiencing the longest waits often most in need. And with demand for services continuing to rise it's very unlikely that meeting waiting time targets will become more achievable. Press release Waiting times targets failing the sickest patients The King’s Fund is calling on the NHS to ensure that the way waiting time targets are implemented prevents increasing numbers of patients from facing long waits for hospital treatment. Blog Achieving a balance between quality, access and money Focusing on just one of these priorities can seem more straightforward, but that is not the reality of life for NHS leaders and is not the right approach, says Matthew Kershaw.