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Press release 'Patients can unfortunately expect long waits for care to continue': The King's Fund comments on patient surveys and performance data Today sees the publication of monthly hospital performance data and the GP Patient Survey 2020 results, revealing significant challenges ahead for the health service. Our experts say patients ‘can unfortunately expect long waits for care to continue’ and we need ‘honest conversations with patients and the public about what they can realistically expect’. Press release The King's Fund calls for a review of hospital bed numbers Richard Murray, Chief Executive of The King’s Fund, comments on today’s combined performance summary and weekly winter situation reports. Press release The King's Fund responds to today's NHS England's combined performance summary ‘Amidst the political rhetoric of the general election campaign, today’s statistics lay bare the stark reality for patients across the country who are struggling to access NHS hospital services,' says Richard Murray, Chief Executive of The King's Fund. Press release The King's Fund responds to the Care Quality Commission's State of care report Sally Warren, Director of Policy at The King’s Fund, responds to the new State of care report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Press release The King's Fund responds to the latest monthly hospital performance data 'For the first time the winter crisis in A&E has merged straight into a summer crisis.' Richard Murray, Chief Executive at The King’s Fund responds to today’s NHS combined performance summary. 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 New NHS funding must focus on services outside hospitals New funding must focus on services outside hospital including social care and community health services, according to NHS finance directors surveyed for the latest quarterly monitoring report from The King’s Fund. 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 response to the latest NHS performance statistics Today’s figures show it was yet another dismal month for patients, with one in six now waiting longer than six months to begin treatment, says Richard Murray. Press release Rising spend on NHS medicines could jeopardise patients’ access to drugs, warns The King's Fund NHS funding levels are failing to keep pace with growth in NHS spending on medicines, potentially compromising patients’ access to drugs, our research finds. Press release The King's Fund response to March NHS performance data Siva Anandaciva, Chief Analyst, comments on the latest NHS performance data. Press release The King's Fund response to the latest NHS England monthly statistics The proportion of people waiting more than four hours in A&E is the highest on record, and this shows that pressure on A&Es in February was the worst it has been for well over a decade. Press release The King’s Fund’s response to January NHS performance data Richard Murray, Director of Policy, responds to the latest hospital performance data. 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 Response to the latest NHS waiting time figures Richard Murray, Director of Policy for The King’s Fund, responds to the latest NHS waiting time figures. Press release Patient care deteriorating as NHS heads into winter on a knife edge Half of NHS trust finance directors think patient care in their area has got worse over the last year, while just six per cent said it has improved, according to our latest quarterly monitoring report. 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.