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Press release Response to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee report on local government funding 'Years of cuts to local government funding are having a real impact on services that support the wellbeing of the whole community,' says Sally Warren, Director of Policy at The King's Fund. 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 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 responds to the CQC's State of Care 2017/18 report Richard Murray, Director of Policy at The King’s Fund, comments on the Care Quality Commission's State of Care report. Press release CQC inspection regime having an impact but there is room for improvement, landmark report finds CQC's ‘Ofsted-style’ inspection and rating regime is a significant improvement on the system it replaced, but it could be made more effective, according to the first major evaluation of the approach introduced in 2013 by The King's Fund and Alliance Manchester Business School. 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 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 Quality of district nursing care under threat Unmanageable caseloads and shortages of staff in district nursing services are compromising quality of care for some patients according to a new report from The King's Fund. 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 NHS performance frameworks need radical simplification and alignment, The King’s Fund review finds The approach to performance assessment in the NHS requires radical simplification and alignment in future, a review by The King's Fund finds. Press release Consultants need to spend more time outside hospital, report finds Specialist knowledge is too concentrated in hospitals to the detriment of patients, whose increasingly complex needs should be treated closer to home. 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 It's time to end top-down reform of the NHS Politicians’ role in the running of the National Health Service (NHS) needs to be better defined to counter interventionist and centralising tendencies that have hampered effective reform to date, says a new report by The King’s Fund.