Breadcrumb Home Multimedia Niall Dickson: Annual conference 2008 - reshaping the NHS 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:Tuesday 25 November 2008 Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of The King's Fund, explains why The King's Fund chose to focus on evidence-based service change at this year's event, as we move into a new era of quality and value in services.Related contentAudioDavid Levine: Annual Conference 2008 - Reshaping the NHS David Levine disusses how the use of evidence in Montreal led to an integration of services, changes in commissioning and the introduction of polyclinics.AudioGeoff Mulgan: Annual Conference 2008 - Reshaping the NHS Geoff Mulgan, Director of The Young Foundation, talks about the Young Foundation's work on the importance of developing patients' resilience, so that they are able to successfully 'bounce back' from illness. 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.