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98 MPs support calls for Parliamentary Commission on Health and Social Care

A cross party group of 98 MPs has supported a letter I wrote with Sarah Wollaston and Norman Lamb that calls on the Prime Minister to set up a Parliamentary Commission on Health and Social Care.

Time and time again we’ve seen how any Party that comes up with a substantial proposal for funding social care risks being obliterated by their political opponents. But in the end the only people who really suffer are older and disabled people and their families.

The Prime Minister should seize this opportunity and set up an independent, cross-party Commission to examine this issue and break the political deadlock that has prevented a realistic approach to increasing resources for health and social care.