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 Priorities for the NHS in 2018/19 and beyond Does the new NHS planning guidance contain good news or bad? Richard Murray takes stock of the changes. Blog Focusing on better-value care As the NHS faces financial and service pressures, Matthew Lewis asks if now is the time to focus on better-value care. Blog Preventing a recurrence of this winter’s crisis Chris Ham considers what needs to be done to stabilise the NHS and ensure that this winter's crisis does not recur. Press release The King’s Fund response to the National Audit Office report on sustainability and transformation in the NHS Chris Ham comments on the National Audit Office report on sustainability and transformation in the NHS.