Notes to editors
1. For further information or interviews, please contact The King's Fund media and public relations office on 020 7307 2585. An ISDN line is available for interviews on 020 7637 0185.
2. The King's Fund has commissioned former NatWest Group chief executive Sir Derek Wanless to carry out a fundamental review into the long term demand for and supply of social care for older people in England. This report will follow the two independent reviews Sir Derek conducted for the Government on future health care spending in the UK and on public health in England. Although the social care review will focus on older people, The King's Fund hopes to move into other areas of adult social care, such as mental illness and learning disabilities once this review is complete. Sir Derek will report back the findings of his review by the Spring of 2006.
3. The King's Fund is an independent charitable foundation working for better health, especially in London. We carry out research, policy analysis and development activities, working on our own, in partnerships, and through grants. We are a major resource to people working in health, offering leadership and education courses; seminars and workshops; publications; information and library services; and conference and meeting facilities.