Plan to hand social care to NHS is for ‘wrong reasons’

By Heather Jameson | 29 July 2020

Plans to hand social care to the NHS are being mooted for ‘all the wrong reasons,’ local government finance expert Rob Whiteman has said.

Speaking amid reports that the Government could remove social care from local government and centralise it as part of the NHS, the chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) said: ‘This is being mooted more for the outcome of post-COVID politics rather than what is best for care.’

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