NHS Confederation - Lack of urgency on care Green Paper is "highly regrettable"
21 Nov 2017 09:47 AM
Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare system, responded to the announcement of a Green Paper on care and support for older people in England
“It is deeply disappointing that once again promises to reform social care funding have been kicked down the road - the government promised reform before the election, then said there would be a Green Paper before Christmas, now it has been put off until summer next year - and even then we are not being promised firm commitments.
“The need is urgent, but once again social care has been put in the slow lane. Obviously we welcome the promise of fundamental reform, but given the fact that so many older people are being denied the help they need now, and the knock-on effect on health services is severe, the lack of urgency is highly regrettable.”
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