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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 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 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 Prime Minister's announcement of new funding for the NHS The Prime Minister's announcement of new funding for the NHS is a welcome shot in the arm to get the NHS back on its feet but it will not provide the long term cure that would restore it to full health. 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 Theresa May’s intention to give the NHS a new long-term funding settlement The Prime Minister’s announcement is a welcome recognition that the NHS can no longer maintain standards of care with the funding it has been given, says Chris Ham. Press release Waiting times targets failing the sickest patients The King’s Fund is calling on the NHS to ensure that the way waiting time targets are implemented prevents increasing numbers of patients from facing long waits for hospital treatment. Press release The King's Fund response to NHS Improvement's quarterly performance report The latest quarterly performance report from NHS Improvement underlines yet again that the service does not have enough money or staff to do everything being asked of it, says Richard Murray. Press release The King’s Fund response to the National Audit Office report on sustainability and transformation in the NHS Chris Ham comments on the National Audit Office report on sustainability and transformation in the NHS. 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 The King’s Fund responds to NHS England’s November board meeting The NHS England Board meeting is welcome recognition that we need to begin a discussion with the public about what the NHS can be expected to provide with the funds it has been given, says Chris Ham. Press release The King's Fund responds to the 2017 Autumn Budget The additional money for the NHS is welcome, but it is still significantly less than the £4 billion we estimate the NHS needs next year. Press release £4 billion needed next year to stop NHS care deteriorating The government must find at least £4 billion more for the NHS in the Budget to stop patient care deteriorating next year, three leading health charities warn today. 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 Number of NHS nurses and health visitors falls for first time since 2013 The number of nurses and health visitors employed by the NHS has fallen for the first time on a year-on-year basis since April 2013, according to a new analysis by The King’s Fund. Press release Half of NHS areas planning to cancel or delay spending because of financial pressures The NHS is now planning to delay or cancel spending in half of local areas this year to meet financial targets, according to The King’s Fund’s latest quarterly monitoring report. Press release The King's Fund responds to the Conservative Party's manifesto Chris Ham comments on the health and social care proposals laid out by the Conservative Party's manifesto ahead of the general election.