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 today's NHS England's combined performance summary ‘Amidst the political rhetoric of the general election campaign, today’s statistics lay bare the stark reality for patients across the country who are struggling to access NHS hospital services,' 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 latest monthly hospital performance data 'For the first time the winter crisis in A&E has merged straight into a summer crisis.' Richard Murray, Chief Executive at The King’s Fund responds to today’s NHS combined performance summary. 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 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 The King's Fund response to March NHS performance data Siva Anandaciva, Chief Analyst, comments on the latest NHS performance data. Press release The King’s Fund’s response to January NHS performance data Richard Murray, Director of Policy, responds to the latest hospital performance data. Press release Mental health funding gap widens further The spending gap between NHS acute hospitals and NHS mental health providers widened further last year, our new report finds. Press release Response to the latest NHS waiting time figures Richard Murray, Director of Policy for The King’s Fund, responds to the latest NHS waiting time figures. Press release Mental health providers should adopt ‘quality improvement’ Mental health providers should adopt quality improvement to improve patient care, a new report from The King's Fund finds. Press release The King's Fund responds to the latest NHS Providers report The King’s Fund has responded to the new NHS Providers report, The State of the NHS Provider Sector. Press release Chance to put mental health at heart of NHS services could be missed A key opportunity to revolutionise mental health care could be missed because flagship NHS schemes are not doing enough to put it at the heart of services, according to a new report by The King’s Fund and the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Press release Funds for mental health must reach the front line if Prime Minister’s vision is to be realised Chris Ham, Chief Executive of The King’s Fund, responds to the Prime Minister’s speech on mental health care and social reform. Press release £11 billion cost of treating physical and mental health separately Our new report argues that by integrating physical and mental health care the NHS can improve health outcomes and save money. Press release Mental health services take a 'leap in the dark' on patient care Large-scale changes to mental health services are a leap in the dark and are having a negative impact on patient care, says a briefing published today by The King's Fund. Press release London needs action plan for mental health London needs an action plan for mental health to address wide variations in quality of care and meet commitments to put mental health on an equal footing with physical health, says a report published today by The King's Fund. Press release The King's Fund responds to Public Accounts Committee report on emergency admissions in the NHS Chris Ham gives his response to the Public Accounts Committee report on emergency admissions in the NHS, supporting the use of financial incentives to counter the shortage of A&E consultants. Press release Our response to the publication of NHS England’s review of urgent and emergency care Nigel Edwards, Senior Fellow at THe King's Fund, comments on the publication of NHS England's review of urgent and emergency care. Press release New analysis confirms government target missed as A&E waiting times hit nine-year high Across the quarter as a whole, the government’s target that no more than 5 per cent of patients should wait longer than four hours in A&E was missed for the first time since the Prime Minister pledged to keep A&E waiting times low in June 2011.