Long term funding settlement for NHS and social care

Tue 19 Jun 2018

Responding to the Prime MInister’s announcement of a long-term funding settlement for the NHS, MiP chief executive, Jon Restell MiP said:

"Managers will obviously welcome the easing of underfunding. That said, the new money will not stretch to everything the Government wants to do, such as investing in integrated health and social care, and moving more care out of hospital. And we're in the dark on some important budgets such as public health, staff training and capital projects. Plenty of tough choices still remain.

"We also need a long-term workforce strategy to support the funding settlement. The NHS’s recovery will need managing very carefully, and it’s critical we now invest in our staff – including support staff and managers.

"It's worrying that we still don’t know about funding for social care. Social care needs 4% a year in real terms. The public don’t see where social care ends and healthcare starts – but they know more money is needed. The government must make a parallel settlement for social care as a matter of urgency."

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