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 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 Social care system ‘no longer fit for purpose’ : The King's Fund responds to the ADASS budget survey Sally Warren, Director of Policy at The King’s Fund, comments on the 2019 Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) budget survey, Press release The King's Fund responds to the announcement that Four Seasons Health Care has gone in to administration ‘The problems facing Four Seasons show the extreme pressure that the social care system in England is under,' says Simon Bottery at The King's Fund. 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 The King's Fund responds to the CQC 2017 NHS adult inpatient survey 'These latest findings, from one of the largest national patient surveys, show patient experience in hospitals is holding up remarkably well and has even seen some improvements since last year particularly around communication between staff and patients.' Press release The King's Fund responds to the annual ADASS Budget Survey 2018 "This latest evidence, from every council in England, lays bare once again the need for, as the Prime Minister put it herself, a proper plan to pay for and provide social care" Press release Social care reform at a fork in the road, says new report The Health Foundation and The King’s Fund have highlighted a worrying lack of progress on social care reform, in extensive new analysis of funding pressures and options for change. 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 The King's Fund responds to the 2017 Autumn Budget The additional money for the NHS is welcome, but it is still significantly less than the £4 billion we estimate the NHS needs next year. Press release The King's Fund responds to the government's announcement on the social care Green Paper The Green Paper will only be meaningful if it results in a fundamental reform to the social care system, says Simon Bottery. Press release £4 billion needed next year to stop NHS care deteriorating The government must find at least £4 billion more for the NHS in the Budget to stop patient care deteriorating next year, three leading health charities warn today. Press release The King’s Fund comments on the Care Quality Commission’s annual State of Care report The report highlights that the NHS is under increasing pressure, with demand for services growing faster than funding and with recruiting and retaining staff representing a huge challenge.