Press centre and parliamentary activities

Our independence and expertise makes us well-placed to offer objective comment and analysis

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We aim to be a resource to the media by providing impartial analysis on health and social care developments. Our independence and expertise mean we are well-placed to offer journalists objective comment and analysis on health policy and the latest developments in the health service.

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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

  • Richard Evans, Head of Press and Public Affairs
  • Gemma Umali, Press and Public Affairs Manager
  • Rachel Case, Press and Public Affairs Manager
  • Becca Miller, Communications Assistant

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

Spokespeople and experts

We have a range of health and social care experts that act as spokespeople for the organisation. They regularly provide comment and analysis to the media, contribute articles and provide background briefings, as well as speaking at debates. 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.

We restrict our work to the NHS in England, and we aren't able to comment on specific patient cases, but we can offer on and off the record analysis on: primary care and GP services, care in hospitals, end-of-life care, community health services, NHS funding, patient choice, public health, long-term conditions, workforce planning, system reform, NHS governance and regulation, commissioning, social care, compassion in care and health inequalities.


Chris Ham

Chief Executive

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


Richard Murray

Director of Policy

Richard speaks on a broad range of topics, including finance, productivity and urgent and emergency care.


Richard Humphries

Senior Fellow, Policy

Richard leads the Fund's work on health and wellbeing boards and speaks for the Fund on the reform and funding of social care.


David Buck

Senior Fellow, Policy

David has written and commented on a wide range of issues around public health and inequalities.

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.