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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 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 '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 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 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 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 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 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 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 winter situation report from NHS England The King’s Fund has today responded to the latest winter situation report from NHS England. Press release The King’s Fund warns against further hospital bed cuts Our report finds that NHS plans in some areas to cut hospital beds are undesirable and unachievable. 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. Press release The King's Fund responds to Sir Bruce Keogh's announced departure from NHS England Chris Ham said: 'Sir Bruce is a respected leader who has ensured a clinical voice has been at the heart of policy-making...'