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Taxing retired households to pay for care

Taxing retired households to pay for care

The third in a series of guest blogs that we are publishing in the run-up to the launch of the final report from the Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England. Each focuses on one of the possible options for funding future health and social care. Here, Andrew Harrop of the Fabian Society argues that retired households should contribute more towards the costs of health and care.
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Improving NHS care by engaging staff and devolving decision-making

This report, published in July, details the conclusions of the Review of Staff Engagement and Empowerment in the NHS, commissioned by the Minister for Care and Support, Norman Lamb MP, in November 2013. The review was chaired by Chris Ham, Chief Executive of The King's Fund, and supported by a panel of 17 experts.
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Your top three challenges for health and social care

Our Chief Executive, Chris Ham, asked his Twitter followers to name their top three challenges for health and care. The responses ranged widely but there were some common themes - and money featured prominently.
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Can we ignore NHS charges any longer?

Can we ignore NHS charges any longer?

The second in a series of guest blogs that we are publishing in the run-up to the launch of the final report from the Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England. Each focuses on one of the possible options for funding future health and social care. Here, Andrew Haldenby and Cathy Corrie of Reform discuss why new NHS charges are necessary and why no political party wants to talk about them.
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David Oliver

Nice one NICE: developing the policy narrative on preventing disability, frailty and dementia in later life

Integration cannot just be about treating frail older people, we need to think beyond health and social care, and NICE is leading the way with their new guidelines – out for consultation – on preventing disability, frailty and dementia in later life.
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Rachael Addicott

Can CCGs become accountable care organisations?

‘We need clinical commissioning groups to become accountable care organisations’ – that’s what Jeremy Hunt said recently in parliament. But what does this really mean and will it work in practice? Rachael Addicott gives her analysis.
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Nick Pearce

An NHS tax is needed to keep the NHS free to all at the point of need

The first in a series of guest blogs in the run-up to the launch of the final report from the Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England. Each focuses on one of the possible options for funding future health and social care. Here, Nick Pearce of IPPR discusses how a dedicated NHS tax might work.