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 Long read Brexit: the implications for health and social care The UK’s vote to leave the EU will have major implications for health and social care in England. We examine the key issues that need to be considered as the government negotiates the UK’s future relationship with the EU. Article NHS England throws down challenge to government The NHS may have to restrict what it provides with its budget, says Chris Ham. Audio Jim Mackey: 2018 - a crunch year for the NHS? Jim Mackey discusses the prospects for the NHS in what promises to be one of the toughest years in its history. Audio Claire Fuller: 2018 - A crunch year for the NHS? Dr Claire Fuller discusses the prospects for the NHS in what promises to be one of the toughest years in its history.