Ex Minsters Call for free Social Care

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPRP) has compiled a report that sets out how the NHS and social care could make productivity savings.

“The government should make social care free to everyone who needs it to take pressure off the NHS, former Labour and Tory health ministers have said”.

The reforms would require annual spending on social care to double, from its current level of around £17 billion to £36 billion, by 2030.

“It is costing the NHS £3bn a year to care for people in hospital who are fit enough to be sent home but haven’t got sufficient support”

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