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Liz calls for social care to be properly funded in NHS plans

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Liz questions Health Secretary

Watch my question to the Health Secretary: The NHS won’t be put on a steady footing unless social care is properly funded, but the Government’s plans mean there won’t be any substantial extra money for social care until 2020 at the earliest. Ministers are failing to deal with the fundamental challenges facing our health services

Posted by Liz Kendall on Tuesday, 19 June 2018

On 19th June I questioned the Health Secretary about the Government’s plans for NHS funding. The NHS will not be on a stable financial footing unless social care gets a long-term funding settlement, but the Government’s plans mean there won’t be any substantial extra money for social care until 2020 at the earliest. The NHS and social care must be looked at together if we are going to address the biggest challenges facing our health services.

I was also interviewed about funding for the NHS and social care by BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme. You can listen to the interview here.

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