Breadcrumb Home Events A winter of discontent for the NHS? This content relates to the following topics: Performance NHS finances Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page This event explored findings from our 21st quarterly monitoring report and discussed the financial and operational pressures facing the health service ahead of the Autumn Statement.Richard MurrayCaroline ClarkePaul Johnson You may also be interested in 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. Press release The King's Fund response to NHS Improvement's quarterly performance report The latest quarterly performance report from NHS Improvement underlines yet again that the service does not have enough money or staff to do everything being asked of it, says Richard Murray.