Media reporting of health-related news stories can be influential in shaping the priorities and decisions of policy-makers.

Anna Charles, The Kings Fund, examines how the national media have reported on NHS pressures in recent years by looking at coverage of the controversial term ‘rationing’. read this here

Find out more about The Kings Fund's research into the impact of NHS financial pressures on patient care and revisit Ruth Robertson's article on six ways these pressures can affect patients' access to high-quality care.