General election 2019 Our work on health and social care issues ahead of the 2019 general election Content Type Viewing: Our work Our work Publications Blog posts Events Multimedia Press releases Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page 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. Article Is the NHS being privatised? The involvement of the private sector in the NHS is a hotly contested topic. We consider whether the NHS is being privatised. Active project The King's Fund position: what do we think about key health and care issues? Do you want to know what The King’s Fund thinks about the big issues in health and care? Here we set out our views on a range of topics, based on our research and policy analysis as well as the work we do with individuals and organisations in the health and care system. Now including our position on mental health, public health and integrated care. Active project The NHS in a nutshell Essential facts and figures to understand how the NHS works Article The impact of a no deal Brexit on health and care: an open letter to MPs The King's Fund, alongside the Health Foundation and Nuffield Trust, summarise the four major areas where the impact of a no deal Brexit could be felt most sharply in health and care. Blog Social care funding reform: more haste, less speed Sally Warren explores whether the Prime Minister’s commitment to ‘fix the social care crisis’ will be more successful than attempts by previous administrations. Timeline A short history of social care funding reform in England: 1997 to 2019 Adult social care in England –unlike health care – is not free at the point of use. Support from the state is reserved for those with both the highest level of need, and the lowest means. We outline the history of the past 22 years of attempts to reform how social care funded. Blog An open letter to the next Prime Minister Chief Executive of The King’s Fund, Richard Murray, has written an open letter to the final two candidates in the race to become Prime Minister outlining the issues he believes require political action to support the health of the nation. Data visualisation Spending on public health On a like-for-like basis, spending on public health will actually fall by 5.2 per cent, from £2.6 billion in 2013/14 to £2.5 billion in 2017/18. Data visualisation Hospital activity The NHS is treating more patients than ever before, with hospitals experiencing increases in attendances at A&E departments, non-elective (emergency) admissions, elective admissions, and outpatient attendances. Data visualisation NHS staffing numbers The NHS in England employs just over 1 million full-time equivalent (FTE) staff (not including those working in general practice). This number has been increasing at about 0.5 per cent on average per year over the past seven years. Data visualisation Health inequalities Inequalities in health can be measured in many different ways. Here we look at how health life expectancy and life expectancy differs across the country.