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 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 2019 Spending Round Sally Warren, Director of policy at The King’s Fund, responds to the 2019 Spending Round. Press release The King's Fund responds to the government's proposed changes to NHS pension rules Siva Anandaciva, Chief Analyst at The King’s Fund, comments on the government’s proposed changes to NHS pension rules. Press release The King's Fund responds to the government announcement on NHS funding and changes to NHS pensions Richard Murray, Chief Executive of The King’s Fund, comments on the government announcement of funding for the NHS and changes to NHS pensions. 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 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 responds to the findings of the NHS staff survey ‘This year’s NHS staff survey underlines the scale of the workforce crisis facing the service,' says Suzie Bailey, Director of Leadership and Organisational Development at The King’s Fund. Press release The King's Fund responds to the Topol review The Topol review makes a number of welcome recommendations to create a digitally-savvy workforce with the knowledge and flexibility to embrace emerging technologies, according to Harry Evans, researcher 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 Volunteers reduce pressure on frontline NHS staff, report finds Volunteers in hospitals play a vital role in improving the experience of patients and relieving pressure on frontline staff, according to a new report from The King’s Fund. Press release The King’s Fund response to Matt Hancock’s speech on leadership ‘The Secretary of State is right to emphasise the importance of leadership and culture but the challenge is to translate this ambition into reality' says Suzie Bailey. Press release Staffing shortfall of almost 250,000 by 2030 is major risk to NHS long-term plan, experts warn Critical and lasting shortages in the healthcare workforce mean that the forthcoming NHS long-term plan risks becoming an unachievable ‘wish list’ of initiatives to improve the health service, according to a new briefing by The King's Fund, the Health Foundation and Nuffield Trust. 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 NHS trusts face worryingly high levels of senior vacancies A challenging mix of pressures facing NHS organisations, coupled with a culture of blaming individuals for system-wide problems, mean NHS trusts are facing significant difficulties in recruiting and retaining senior leaders, according to a new report from The King's Fund and NHS Providers. 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"