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Press release The King's Fund welcomes the new contract for general practice The King's Fund welcomes the new contract for general practice as a promising early sign that the government and NHS England are making good on the commitments in the NHS long-term plan. Press release The King's Fund responds to the publication of Dr Nigel Watson's GP Partnership review Beccy Baird, Senior Fellow at the King's Fund responds to the GP partnership review. 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 NHS performance data ‘The first set of winter statistics show the NHS already under tremendous strain and patients waiting longer and longer for care,' says Siva Anandaciva, Chief Analyst at The King’s Fund. Press release Relentless staff shortage leaves home care sector struggling Squeezed funding and staff shortages are severely affecting home care services in some areas, a new report from The King’s Fund and the University of York has found. Press release The King’s Fund response to Public Health England's review of life expectancy Dr Veena Raleigh, Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund, comments on Public Health England’s review of recent trends in mortality in England. 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 ONS winter mortality statistics 'These figures are particularly worrying for the UK which, after decades of progress, is seeing life expectancy improvements grind to a halt', says Dr Veena Raleigh, Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund. Press release The King's Fund responds to NHS Improvement's report on the performance of the NHS provider sector Today’s report from NHS Improvement on the performance of the NHS provider sector in the second quarter of 2018, is a warning that the NHS is heading for another very tough winter, with rising demand for services and staff shortages taking an increasingly heavy toll on patient care. Press release Radical changes needed to tackle stalling health improvements Without radical change, progress in improving the population’s health is at risk of grinding to a halt, warns The King's Fund in a new report. Press release The King's Fund responds to today's update on Allied Healthcare from the CQC Responding to today’s update on Allied Healthcare from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Simon Bottery, Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund, said: 'Over 13,000 people who rely on Allied Healthcare for care and support will be wondering what today’s warning from the CQC means for them.' Press release The King's Fund responds to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care's vision for prevention Commenting on the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care’s vision for prevention, David Buck, Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund, said his emphasis on preventing ill health and the promise of a green paper are welcome. 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 responds to new figures from NHS Digital on adult social care Simon Bottery, Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund, responds to new figures from NHS Digital on adult social care in England. Press release The King's Fund responds to 'disturbing drop-off' in UK life expectancy Dr Veena Raleigh, Senior Fellow at The King's Fund, responds to the latest ONS data on UK life expectancy. Press release The King's Fund comments on Local Government Association's social care Green Paper Richard Humphries, Senior Fellow at The King's Fund, comments on the Local Government Association's Green Paper for adult social care. Press release Government should do more to improve the public’s health The government should look beyond the NHS and focus on a range of policies to improve the public’s health, including making effective use of tax and regulation, according to a new briefing from four leading research organisations. Press release The King's Fund responds to new government measures to tackle childhood obesity The UK is the most obese nation in western Europe so we welcome the target to halve childhood obesity by 2030. The proposals to restrict the advertising of junk food and ban the sale of energy drinks to children signal a bolder and more active approach from the government.