The Kings Fund are pleased to announce the winner of our 'The NHS if...' essay competition, in which we asked the public to imagine scenarios for the future of health and care.

In her winning essay, Sue Brown explores how the NHS might change if the government increased taxation and used this money to fund services closer to home. Read here

Our runner-up essay, by Verity Murricane, considers what would happen if the NHS changed its approach to risk. Read here