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 Audio The NHS at 70: blow out the candles and make a wish A podcast about big ideas in health and care. Episode four: as the NHS turns 70, what state is it in? What will it look like in another 70 years? Helen McKenna talks about how the NHS is changing with Don Berwick, Ceinwen Giles and Siva Anandaciva. Blog The NHS 10-year plan: transformation holds the key to sustainability Chris Ham calls for the NHS 10-year plan to outline realistic ambitions to transform health and care over the next decade, focused on improving population health and a new deal with the public. Blog The changing shape of NHS finances As austerity and widespread staffing shortages began to bite over the past decade, the finances of NHS providers often took a familiar shape each year. But more recently this pattern of financial performance has been increasingly pulled out of shape and distorted. Report How is the NHS performing? June 2018 quarterly monitoring report Although we have technically moved out of winter, the latest performance data paints a picture of continuing pressure on NHS staff and services. While A&E departments understandably received much of the focus over the winter months, a quieter decline continues in waiting times for planned (elective) care.