PluggedIn - Carolyn Downs

By Carolyn Downs | 17 September 2014
  • Carolyn Downs

The publication of the Barker Commission’s final report adds another important voice to the chorus calling for integrated, twenty-first century health and social care.

Crucially, the report emphasises the urgent need to bring more money into the system – something we have called for in recent years, including in our original submission to the Commission.

The report echoes many of our own calls in ‘Investing in our nation’s future: the first 100 days of the next government’. It outlines a radical vision for an integrated care journey, staged according to intensity of need, which does away with unhelpful distinctions between social care and NHS continuing care.

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