Is the Better Care Fund doomed?

By Jeremy Cooper | 24 June 2014

If we’re being honest the Better Care Fund hit a bump in the road a few weeks ago. 

DCLG and others did an excellent job of rapidly briefing out that its imminent demise was wide of the mark; the result of Whitehall whispers. But nevertheless, confidence does seem dented. 

In his keynote speech on integration at NHS Confederation conference on 5 June, the better care champion and Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb didn’t even mention better care until the last couple of minutes, and then almost as an aside. 

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