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Press release More people asking for social care support but fewer getting it as demand leaves social care system at crisis point Rising disability among working-age adults and a growth in the number of people over 65 is putting rising pressure on the adult social care system in England, new analysis from The King's Fund finds. Press release Life expectancy in England ‘ground to a halt’ – The King's Fund responds to Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures ‘Today’s figures show that in 2018 life expectancy gains in England ground to a halt,' says Dr Veena Raleigh, Senior Fellow at The King's Fund. 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 'A hidden crisis in hospitals up and down the country' - The King's Fund responds to NHS combined performance data ‘Despite a mild winter, today’s figures reveal a hidden crisis in hospitals up and down the country,' says Deborah Ward, Senior Analyst at The King’s Fund. Press release The King's Fund responds to plans to pilot changes to NHS waiting times targets Richard Murray, Chief Executive at The King's Fund, responds to plans to pilot changes to NHS waiting times targets. Press release British public’s satisfaction with the NHS at lowest level in over a decade Public satisfaction with the NHS has fallen to its lowest level since 2007, according to analysis of the 2018 British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey published today by The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust. Press release The King's Fund responds to the latest NHS performance figures 'Today’s figures reveal a hidden crisis that is all too real in emergency departments up and down the country,' says Siva Anandaciva, Chief Analyst 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 The King’s Fund responds to the National Audit Office (NAO) report on NHS sustainability 'The NAO has laid bare just how difficult it will be to achieve the ambitions of the NHS long-term plan given where the NHS is starting from.' Richard Murray responds to the NAO report on NHS sustainability. 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 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 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.'