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 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 Queen's Speech Richard Murray, Chief Executive of The King's Fund, responds to today's Queen's Speech. Press release The King's Fund responds to the Chief Medical Officer’s report and recommendations on childhood obesity ‘The government should make full use of all the levers at its disposal to tackle obesity,' says Sally Warren, Director of Policy. 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 responds to the government’s open consultation ‘Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s’ David Buck, Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund, responds to the government’s open consultation ‘Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s’ Press release Health charities make urgent call for £1 billion a year to reverse cuts to public health funding The government must make a clear and urgent commitment to restoring £1 billion of real-terms per head cuts to the public health grant which enables local authorities to deliver vital preventive services that protect and improve health. 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 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 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 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 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 '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 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.