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 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 publication of Dr Nigel Watson's GP Partnership review Beccy Baird, Senior Fellow at the King's Fund responds to the GP partnership review. 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 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 Our response to the general practice investment data It is still unclear how much of the increased investment is actually reaching frontline services, and whether it is sufficient to meet the rising demands placed on GPs, says Beccy Baird. 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 Funds for mental health must reach the front line if Prime Minister’s vision is to be realised Chris Ham, Chief Executive of The King’s Fund, responds to the Prime Minister’s speech on mental health care and social reform. Press release Cornerstone of NHS reforms faces uncertain future Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have secured better engagement from GPs than previous forms of commissioning but still face numerous barriers to putting power in doctors hands, according to a new report published by The King's Fund and the Nuffield Trust. Press release Causes of GP crisis revealed in new analysis New research from The King’s Fund exposes for the first time the extent of the crisis in general practice, finding that the overall number of consultations (face-to-face and telephone) has increased by 15 per cent over the past five years, three times the rate of increase in the number of GPs. Press release £11 billion cost of treating physical and mental health separately Our new report argues that by integrating physical and mental health care the NHS can improve health outcomes and save money. Press release Mental health services take a 'leap in the dark' on patient care Large-scale changes to mental health services are a leap in the dark and are having a negative impact on patient care, says a briefing published today by The King's Fund. Press release London needs action plan for mental health London needs an action plan for mental health to address wide variations in quality of care and meet commitments to put mental health on an equal footing with physical health, says a report published today by The King's Fund. Press release 'Family care networks' – the future of primary care In future, 'family care networks' with GP surgeries at their heart should provide a wider range of services for patients outside hospitals, says a report on the future of primary care, published by the Fund. Press release Change needed to realise the potential of community services, says new report by The King’s Fund Radical changes to community services are needed to realise the ambition of moving more care out of hospital and closer to people's homes, says our new report published today. Press release NHS hospitals get £11 in value for every £1 invested in volunteers Our report estimates that every £1 invested in volunteering in the NHS yields services worth £11 in return. Press release Lack of GP engagement limiting progress on care co-ordination GPs need to play a stronger role in co-ordinating care for people with long-term or chronic conditions, according the findings of our report.