A new Beveridge Commission to save the NHS

Norman Lamb has called for an independent commission to examine the future of the NHS and social care system. Health and care services are facing a massive crisis as a result of financial and demographic pressures. It is widely accepted that there will be a funding gap of £30bn in the NHS by 2020, and a shortfall of around £6bn in social care, which will have serious consequences for patient care. Norman argues that these pressures are now so severe that all parties must come together to fundamentally re-think how we can guarantee the future of the NHS and social care system. 

 

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Cap on care costs

Cap on care costs

As Care Minister I secured a commitment to deliver reform of our unfair care funding system. The reforms would have made sure people didn't have to sell their house in their lifetime to pay for care, and that far more people would get some financial help towards their care. The Tories have now said the reforms will not be introduced next year as planned. Will you sign my petition to demand they honour their commitment?