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: 2011-2017 Starting 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 reform This 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 What does the Spring Statement 2022 mean for the NHS? Despite no big announcements on NHS spending, the Spring Statement did contain some details for the health service to pay attention to. Siva Anandaciva outlines how inflation, the health and care levy and aims to improve efficiency will all have an impact. Blog Local government public health funding: putting the jigsaw together without the picture on the box Funding for local public health has been getting more complicated, making it harder for directors of public health to plan, and for transparency for anyone looking on, seeking to understand what is happening. David Buck looks at the different pieces of the jigsaw. 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. Blog Time for local NHS leaders to take a first step in tackling poverty: pay staff the real Living Wage Tackling poverty is core business, and the NHS can start by addressing low pay in its own workforce, as many other public services have.