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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 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 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 Devolved powers could help make cities healthier Metro Mayors and other city leaders should be empowered to take greater responsibility for improving the health of the nation’s cities, a new report by The King’s Fund argues. Press release Devolved powers could help tackle London's health inequalities London’s leaders should be empowered to take stronger action to boost public health in the capital and reduce the city’s stark health inequalities, a new report by The King’s Fund argues. 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 ONS’s life expectancy statistics Some of the latest ONS figures on life expectancy are an indictment of a lack of government focus and ambition on tackling health inequalities over a number of years, says David Buck. 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 new childhood overweight and obesity statistics The King’s Fund has today responded to the National Child Measurement Programme data for England for 2016/17, which has found that over a quarter of reception children were overweight or obese. 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...'