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 Raising the levy: will the new health and social care tax work? Richard Murray gives his take on the new health and social care levy, and what’s needed to make sure this new funding delivers real change. Blog A combined health and care levy could create as many problems as it solves Siva Anandaciva outlines why a health and care levy might not be enough to address the workforce challenges and growing waiting lists the NHS and social care are currently facing. Blog ‘Levelling up’ – from slogan to strategy What does ‘levelling up’ mean – and how can the government start to tackle the issues it covers? Jonathon Holmes looks at the challenges of turning a slogan into action. Data visualisation The NHS budget and how it has changed The total budget for the Department of Health and Social Care in England and how it has changed since 2007/08.