Breadcrumb Home Projects Spring Budget 2017 This content relates to the following topics: NHS finances Social care finances Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page The Spring Budget was announced on 8 March 2017. This page collects our response to the Chancellor's announcements as well as some of our recent work on NHS and social care funding and finances.Read our response to the Spring Budget Commentary and analysis ahead of the Spring BudgetReportHow is the NHS performing? March 2017: Quarterly Monitoring ReportMore patients with complex conditions is the main reason for worsening performance in A&E departments, according to the 22nd quarterly monitoring report from The King's Fund. What’s going on with A&E waiting times? Waiting times in accident and emergency (A&E) departments are a key measure of how the NHS is performing. In recent years, patients have been waiting longer in A&E; here we look at why that is. BlogNHS finances on the brink Richard Murray gives an overview of the state of NHS finances, ahead of the latest figures being released next week. BlogIs a ‘death tax’ for social care about to be announced? Is the government about to announce plans for a new approach to funding social care? Nicholas Timmins asks if a tax on people's estates after they have died will be an acceptable idea this time around. ArticleTheresa May's choice: give the NHS more money, or tell voters to expect worse care Chris Ham reflects on Simon Stevens challenge to the government either to find more money for the NHS and social care, or be honest with the public about the consequences. BlogListening to the chorus of concern around social care As we publish a joint statement on health and social care, Richard Humphries considers the rising levels of concern in the social care sector about funding and quality of care. Solutions for the NHS and social careLong readPriorities for the NHS and social care in 2017 2017 promises to be another challenging year for the health and care system. We identify five priorities for the year ahead.Completed projectCommission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England The Barker Commission answered the question of whether having separate systems for health and social care is still fit for purpose. Comments Add your comment Your name Email (your email will not be made public) Your job/role Organisation Comment Post comment You may also be interested in Blog Health and social care funding: what’s in, what’s out and who offers the most? Richard Murray looks beneath the headline commitments at what the main parties are really offering in terms of funding for the health and care system. Press release The King’s Fund responds to the Conservative party manifesto The Conservative manifesto offers a number of welcome NHS pledges, particularly to confront the current workforce crisis, but the overall funding package pledged for frontline NHS services doesn’t represent a comprehensive funding plan that includes workforce training, capital funding, adult social care or public health, says Richard Murray. Blog Not just the NHS: manifestos need to consider other health and care priorities too Sally Warren calls for political parties to consider more than just the NHS in their manifestos. To truly improve health and care, public health, social care, mental health, workforce and funding must also be priorities. Blog Politicians should avoid the temptation of another NHS top-down re-organisation Following today’s Queen’s Speech and an election looming, Richard Murray warns that a major re-organisation of the NHS risks damaging a service that is already under strain.