Breadcrumb Home Publications Submission to the Health Select Committee into Public Expenditure This content relates to the following topics: NHS finances Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page Despite the government's pledge to protect the NHS budget, health and social care services face significant financial challenges over the next few years.This submission focuses on the key issues identified in the preamble to the Inquiry's terms of reference. It draws on three reports recently published by The King's Fund:How cold will it be? Prospects for NHS funding 2011-17Securing good care for more people: Options for reformImproving NHS productivity: More with the same not more of the same Related contentPress centre and parliamentary activities: Our independence and expertise makes us well-placed to offer objective comment and analysis Information about The King's Fund's press and public affairs work. ReportHow cold will it be? Prospects for NHS funding: 2011-2017Starting with a look at historical funding for the NHS, The King's Fund and the Institute for Fiscal Studies set out three possible future funding scenarios and their consequences.ReportSecuring good care for more people: Options for reformThis report on social care proposes new, fairer funding arrangements, a review of the current settlement for older people and reforms to the benefits system. 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. Blog Five reasons why this NHS winter may be different Siva Anandaciva considers the prospects for a NHS dealing with winter pressures, workforce challenges and limited funding, while planning for a no-deal Brexit. Audio General election 2019: taking the pulse on health and care What are the main parties saying about health and social care in the general election debate? What comes next in delivering their manifesto pledges? Helen McKenna sits down with Sally Warren, Siva Anandaciva and Dave Buck from The King’s Fund. 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.