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Chris Ham

Don’t duck the hard choices spelt out by the Barker Commission

The post-war settlement that created the current divide between health and social care must be replaced. If we duck the hard choices laid out by the Barker commission, then services will progressively deteriorate with patients, users and carers the real losers.
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Man injured finger - urgent and emergency care animation

An alternative guide to the urgent and emergency care system in England

Our animation gives a whistle-stop tour of how the system fits together and busts some myths about what’s really going on – explaining that the underlying causes go much deeper than just A&E and demand a joined up response across all services.
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Urgent and emergency care mythbusters

Pressures on urgent and emergency care have been the focus of much media and political debate – but what is really happening? We examine – and debunk – some of the myths that have been generated in the debate so far.
Publication
Front cover of interim report: A new settlement for health and social care

A new settlement for health and social care

Interim report
The interim report from the independent Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England explains why England needs a single health and social care system, with a ring-fenced, singly commissioned budget, and more closely aligned entitlements.
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Kate Barker

It is time for a new settlement for health and social care in England

Kate Barker, Chair of the Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England, introduces the key findings of the commission's interim report and calls for further evidence to consider the funding options.
Project

Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England

The commission's interim report calls for a single health and social care system, with a ring-fenced, singly commissioned budget, and more closely aligned entitlements. Find out how you can get involved with our call for evidence.
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One year on from the Health and Social Care Act

On the first anniversary of the Health and Social Care Act, we draw together some of our key resources and commentary on the reforms.