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It wouldn’t be winter without a ‘NHS winter crisis’

The Chairs of 3 House of Commons Select Committees are urging the PM to reach a cross-party agreement on the future of health & social care funding in a letter published by them recently.  The Committee Chairs argue that the consensus should be reached swiftly so that the agreed approach can be reflected in the next round of Government spending.

While in another press release the NAO has found that ‘challenging objectives for improving access to general practice have been set by the DH and NHS England, but a more coordinated approach & stronger incentives are needed’.
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PC&PE:  PM must find consensus on health & social care

The King’s Fund responds to a letter from the chairs of 3 Select Committees to the PM

NAO:  Improving patient access to general practice

Not surprising so many only want to work part-time

Telegraph:  NHS to recruit hundreds of GPs from Poland, Lithuania & Greece

GMC statement in response to the publication of Sir Keith Pearson's review of revalidation ('Taking Revalidation Forward')

NHS England:  Speaking the language of supported self care

WAG:  Dementia care & support must be tailored to the individual

LGA responds to Age UK loneliness report

LGA responds to call for cross-party agreement on social care funding

NHS England:  Strengthening our commitment to personalisation

ScotGov:  £107m for health & social care integration

NHS Confederation:  Mixed levels of engagement between doctors and NHS managers across Wales

The Patients Association is working with the CQC to empower patients to share their experiences of health & social care

Katherine Murphy, CE of the Patients Association, has signed an open letter to the PM

LGA:  Health checks could save your life – say councils

IPPR:  NHS data shows people are waiting longer for treatment, including for life threatening conditions such as cancer

BHF:  Majority of heart attack programmes failing to meet minimum standards

Welsh NHS Confederation comments on latest waiting times

LGA responds to latest delayed transfers of care figures

NIA Committee for Health concerned about impact of political situation on reform of Health & Social Care

These are NOT new issues! - See:

But every year there is a call for more money for the NHS and an A&E Winter Crisis!

Cinderella needs a Fairy Godmother urgently

But are the NHS & LAs flexible enough to make the necessary changes to service delivery?

More details of the NHS Funding Black Hole

The NHS is not the only ‘care service’ with a funding ‘Black Hole’

Unfortunately there NEVER seems to be enough funding!

Is the answer to raise taxes on everyone during their working life?

Sorting out NHS & Social care is on a par with Brexit; All are critical to our financial future

Editorial Comment: Helping refugees is not the only important issue to consider when dividing the ‘economic cake

Elements of care should not be provided in isolation

The issue gets more urgent (& costly) every year

This is NOT just a case of inadequate resources

Was the NHS funded for the 330,000 rise in population from last year’s nett migration?

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