Breadcrumb Home Publications Health and ten years of Labour government: achievements and challenges This content relates to the following topics: Performance NHS finances Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page After ten years in power, how successfully has Labour managed health provision in the UK? This briefing is an in-depth look into the issue. Related contentReportHealth and ten years of Labour government: key facts After ten years in power, how successfully has Labour managed health provision in the UK? This briefing sets out the key facts and issues. You may also be interested in Audio The NHS at 70: blow out the candles and make a wish A podcast about big ideas in health and care. Episode four: as the NHS turns 70, what state is it in? What will it look like in another 70 years? Helen McKenna talks about how the NHS is changing with Don Berwick, Ceinwen Giles and Siva Anandaciva. Blog The changing shape of NHS finances As austerity and widespread staffing shortages began to bite over the past decade, the finances of NHS providers often took a familiar shape each year. But more recently this pattern of financial performance has been increasingly pulled out of shape and distorted. Report How is the NHS performing? June 2018 quarterly monitoring report Although we have technically moved out of winter, the latest performance data paints a picture of continuing pressure on NHS staff and services. While A&E departments understandably received much of the focus over the winter months, a quieter decline continues in waiting times for planned (elective) care. 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.