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 in A&E? The key questions answeredWe analyse the latest data and address some of the key questions at the heart of the debate around the pressures in A&E. 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 Political consensus needed to ensure the future of health and social care In July, Chris Ham joined Sarah Wollaston MP to give the Speaker’s lecture on the future of the NHS in the House of Commons. Here, he summarises his contribution, detailing what needs to be done to secure a sustainable health and social care system. Article The general election, the NHS, and social care: a less damaging deal on Brexit and more funding may result The outcome of the general election will mean more of the same for the NHS and social care in the short term, and huge uncertainty on two fronts in the medium term, says Chris Ham. 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. Press release The King’s Fund responds to the Spring Budget Chris Ham, Chief Executive of The King's Fund, gives his response to the Spring Budget 2017.