NHS faces year-round crisis over lack of social care, says council chief

NHS faces year-round crisis over lack of social care, says council chief
 

The NHS could be plunged into a year-round crisis because of a lack of social care provision, the head of one of England’s biggest councils has warned.
The comments by Andrew Travers, the chief executive of Lambeth council in south London, were made as the chancellor, Philip Hammond, faces pressure to address funding shortages in his spring statement. They follow a warning by the Local Government Association (LGA) that a “tipping point” for adult social care was fast approaching and that inaction from ministers was no longer an option.
Labour said a £6.3bn in adult social care funding had... read more

 
12 March 2018 in Politics, Views: 37
Source: Guardian
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