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 NICE at 20: a cause for celebration Nicholas Timmins celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and considers the challenges ahead. Blog The NHS needs to be more productive – or is it more efficient? Stop reading this and get back to work – you need to be more productive. Or is it more efficient? David Maguire explores the difference between productivity and efficiency in the NHS long-term plan. Long read Brexit: the implications for health and social care Brexit has major implications for health and social care in England. Here we look at some of the latest developments that could impact the health and care system in England. Long read The NHS long-term plan explained On 7 January, the NHS long-term plan was published setting out key ambitions for the service over the next 10 years. In this explainer, we set out the main commitments in the plan and provide our view of what they might mean, highlighting the opportunities and challenges for the health and care system as it moves to put the plan into practice.