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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 March NHS performance data Siva Anandaciva, Chief Analyst, comments on the latest NHS performance data. 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 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.