Notes to editors
1. For further information or interviews with The King's Fund staff, please contact Daniel Reynolds in the media and public relations office on 020 7307 2581 or 07831 554927, or Michael Moruzzi on 020 7307 2585.
2. Richard Lewis is Visiting Fellow in Health Policy at The King's Fund. He carries out policy analysis and research, with a special interest in decentralisation in health care, managed care in the United States, and primary care. He has a background in health service management and spent several years as executive director of a large health authority in south-west London.
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.