Money for social care and health

During last week’s statement on the winter pressures in the NHS I asked the Secretary of State for Health and Social care to look again at the money coming to West Berkshire and Wokingham Councils for social care. The settlements have been tight, with a dispute over our entitlement when the system of calculation changed. He gave a friendly reply, and I will follow up again in writing to see if we can do¬† better in future years. I am glad there should¬† be more co-ordination of social care and health care,¬†given the¬†need to provide good quality care to ¬†elderly patients on discharge from hospital.

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  1. Narrow Shoulders
    January 15, 2018

    Nick Boles’ floated idea of hypothecating National Insurance payment for health and social care has legs. I would add state ( not public sector) pensions to this and mandate that only those paying in (or with direct relatives living in the same household paying in) can make a claim.

    Preexisting conditions for incomers including disabilities would be ineligible.

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