Breadcrumb Home Press centre and parliamentary activities Press releases Our comments in the media on health and social care and our work Search Apply The King's Fund position: our take on the key topics in health and care Listing Content Type Viewing: All press releases All press releases Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page Topics Health and care services Adult social care Cancer services Community services Emergency care End-of-life care General practice Hospital care Long-term conditions Maternity services (-) Mental health New models of care Public health Sexual health care (-) Leadership, systems and organisations Clinical commissioning groups Clinical leadership Equality and diversity Health and wellbeing boards Integrated care Local service design Patient leadership Quality improvement Sustainability and transformation plans System leadership Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Carers Children and young people Health inequalities Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Public opinion Technology and data Volunteers Policy, finance and performance Access to care Better Care Fund Commissioning and contracting Devolution General election 2017 General election 2019 Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances NHS five year forward view NHS long-term plan Performance Productivity Social care finances Press release The King's Fund responds to Labour’s pledge to boost health care funding Richard Murray, Chief Executive of The King’s Fund, comments on Labour’s pledge to boost health care funding, Press release The King's Fund comments on the Conservative Party's announcement on GP appointments These new commitments are welcome but success will hinge on the ability to recruit and retain enough GPs and professionals such as physiotherapists and pharmacists, says Richard Murray, Chief Executive of The King's Fund. Press release The King's Fund responds to the Care Quality Commission's State of care report Sally Warren, Director of Policy at The King’s Fund, responds to the new State of care report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Press release The King's Fund responds to the 2019 Spending Round Sally Warren, Director of policy at The King’s Fund, responds to the 2019 Spending Round. Press release The King's Fund responds to the government's proposed changes to NHS pension rules Siva Anandaciva, Chief Analyst at The King’s Fund, comments on the government’s proposed changes to NHS pension rules. Press release The King's Fund responds to the government announcement on NHS funding and changes to NHS pensions Richard Murray, Chief Executive of The King’s Fund, comments on the government announcement of funding for the NHS and changes to NHS pensions. Press release Suffolk charity named overall winner of the 2019 GSK IMPACT Awards Suffolk Family Carers has beaten over 370 charities across the UK to win the overall 2019 GSK IMPACT Award. Press release Offer £5,200 grants to nursing students and ramp up overseas recruitment to stop NHS workforce crisis Urgent measures are needed to prevent the health and care workforce crisis from worsening, says a new joint report from The King’s Fund, the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation. Press release Health and wellbeing charities win prestigious GSK IMPACT Awards Ten charities have been selected from more than 370 organisations across the UK to win a 2019 GSK IMPACT Award, run in partnership with The King’s Fund. Press release The King's Fund responds to the findings of the NHS staff survey ‘This year’s NHS staff survey underlines the scale of the workforce crisis facing the service,' says Suzie Bailey, Director of Leadership and Organisational Development at The King’s Fund. Press release The King's Fund responds to the Topol review The Topol review makes a number of welcome recommendations to create a digitally-savvy workforce with the knowledge and flexibility to embrace emerging technologies, according to Harry Evans, researcher at The King's Fund. Press release The King's Fund response to the NHS long-term plan This is an ambitious plan that includes a number of commitments which – if delivered – will improve the lives of many people. NHS leaders should be applauded for focusing on improving services outside hospitals and moving towards more joined-up, preventative and personalised care for patients. But some significant pieces of the jigsaw are still missing, and there should be no illusions about the scale of the challenge ahead. Press release Mental health funding squeeze has lengthened waiting times, say NHS finance leads Our latest quarterly monitoring report also finds that despite NHS England meeting its commitment to increase its investment in mental health, nearly a quarter of mental health trusts recorded a reduction in income between 2016/17 and 2017/18. Press release The King's Fund responds to the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act Today's review signals the need for a culture shift, where the rights and dignity of patients come first. Press release Volunteers reduce pressure on frontline NHS staff, report finds Volunteers in hospitals play a vital role in improving the experience of patients and relieving pressure on frontline staff, according to a new report from The King’s Fund. Press release The King’s Fund response to Matt Hancock’s speech on leadership ‘The Secretary of State is right to emphasise the importance of leadership and culture but the challenge is to translate this ambition into reality' says Suzie Bailey. Press release Staffing shortfall of almost 250,000 by 2030 is major risk to NHS long-term plan, experts warn Critical and lasting shortages in the healthcare workforce mean that the forthcoming NHS long-term plan risks becoming an unachievable ‘wish list’ of initiatives to improve the health service, according to a new briefing by The King's Fund, the Health Foundation and Nuffield Trust. Press release The King's Fund responds to the 2018 Budget Responding to today’s Budget, Richard Murray, Director of Policy at The King’s Fund, said, 'The social care system cannot continue to get by on last-minute, piecemeal funding announcements.' Press release Leadership support programme for health charities launched The Cascading Leadership programme, a collaboration between The King’s Fund and the Big Lottery Fund using National Lottery money, has opened for applications today, Wednesday 24 October. Press release London must grasp opportunity to improve health and care services, says new report The capital’s complex and cluttered health and care system is hampering plans to improve Londoners’ health, according to a new independent report from The King’s Fund.