Social care and the NHS must be seen as two sides of the same coin

27 June 2018

 

 

The head of policy at NHS Provider, Amber Jabbal said:

“We welcome that two influential select committees and the NHS think tanks are highlighting the importance of social care, working in close partnership with the NHS, to ensure people get the care they need.

“Social care and the NHS are two sides of the same coin, and the failure to adequately fund social care has contributed to additional pressures on the health service.

The failure to adequately fund social care has contributed to additional pressures on the health service.

Amber Jabbal    

“Delayed transfers of care are just one area where we can see how interdependent health and social care is. The select committees are right to recognise that joined up working between health and care has the potential to improve access for patients. Trusts will play a pivotal role in this.

“Along with the recent announcement to increase NHS funding we welcomed the government’s commitment to addressing social care, and we look forward to seeing it make good on that promise.”

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