Press centre and parliamentary activities

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We work with the media by providing impartial analysis on health and social care. We only comment on issues relating to health and care in England, and we aren't able to comment on specific local issues or patient cases.

If you are a journalist and would like to speak to one of our experts, find out more about our latest research or receive embargoed press releases, please contact our press and public affairs team.

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Contact the press and public affairs team

For the latest news from The King's Fund or to be added to our news mailing service, please contact the press and public affairs office on 020 7307 2585 or email mediaoffice@kingsfund.org.uk.

  • Gemma Umali, Press and Public Affairs Manager
  • Rachel Case, Press and Public Affairs Manager
  • Becca Miller, Press and Public Affairs Assistant

Members of the media calling outside office hours can contact the press office on 07584 146035.

Spokespeople

We have a range of spokespeople, who regularly provide comment and analysis to the media, contribute articles and provide background briefings.

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Chris Ham

Chief Executive

Chris is the Fund's main spokesperson and speaks on issues across health and social care.

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Richard Murray

Director of Policy

Richard speaks on a broad range of topics, relating to health policy and reform.

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Siva Anandaciva

Chief Analyst

Siva speaks for the Fund on NHS funding, finances, productivity and performance.

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Alex Baylis

Assistant Director of Policy

Alex speaks for the Fund on care quality and regulation.

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Anna Charles

Senior Policy Adviser to the CEO

Anna has written and commented on issues including integrated care, community health services and new models of care.

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Beccy Baird

Senior Fellow, Policy

Beccy leads the Fund’s work on general practice, commenting on issues such as funding, access and workforce.

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David Buck

Senior Fellow, Policy

David leads our work and speaks for the Fund on public health and health inequalities.

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Helen Gilburt

Fellow, Policy

Helen is the Fund’s lead spokesperson on mental health funding pressures, access to mental health services and the mental health workforce.

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Helen McKenna

Senior Policy Adviser

Helen leads the Fund’s responsive policy work, and regularly comments in the media on a wide range of issues including NHS funding, performance and reform.

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Ruth Robertson

Senior Fellow, Policy

Ruth speaks for the Fund on a range of issues including access to services, commissioning and public attitudes to the NHS.

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Simon Bottery

Senior Fellow, Social Care

Simon leads the Fund’s work on the social care system and regularly comments in the media on issues including care home quality, unmet needs for care, social care funding and the social care workforce.

Parliamentary activities

The King's Fund aims to support parliamentarians by providing independent analysis of health and social care policy. We work with MPs and peers from all the main parties by providing briefings for debates, holding events, giving evidence to parliamentary committees and working with the Associate Parliamentary Health Group and other all party parliamentary groups. 

Please contact Gemma Umali for more information about our parliamentary and public affairs work.