|Sorting out NHS & Social care is on a par with Brexit; All are critical to our financial future|
Stephen Dalton, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, has responded to the CQC State of Care report released last week: “The report shows that the NHS is being stretched to the limit, especially after additional pressure caused by ongoing cuts to social care, mental health and public health.……
A major concern is the sustainability of social care provision. The CQC report exposes that one consequence of cuts to social care is a "race to the bottom" when awarding contracts to care providers. This means contracts are being handed back and providers withdrawing from this market."