Notes to editors
1. For further information or interviews, please contact the King’s Fund media and public relations office on 020 7307 2585. The King’s Fund’s chief economist John Appleby is available for further interviews and analysis. An ISDN line is available for interviews on 020 7637 0185.
2. 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 funding. We are a major resource to people working in health, offering leadership development programmes; seminars and workshops; publications; information and library services; and conference and meeting facilities.
3. The King’s Fund published An Independent Audit of the NHS under Labour (1997–2005) on Sunday, 20 March 2005. It found the government has made huge strides in reforming the health service since coming to power in 1997, but warned there are still important problems to be solved and that as yet there is no firm evidence to show the reforms have produced a marked improvement in the nation’s health.