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Liz meets charities to discuss Labour’s health plans

voluntary providers roundtable 19th March 2013This week, I was at the Alzheimer’s Society with the Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham MP discussing how we can improve NHS and social care services. We were joined by a whole range of organisations including Mind, Mencap, Scope, Marie Curie, Sue Ryder, Brook Sexual Health, the British Red Cross and the Royal British Legion.  There was a lot of support for our vision of ‘whole person care’ – making sure people’s physical, mental and social needs are met together, instead of struggling between different parts of the system – and lots of positive suggestions about how we can make it work in practice.