Press coverage of the final report

The recommendations from the Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England have caused a great deal of debate. Here we collect some of the reactions and coverage from the UK press.

Editorial and opinion

Thursday 4 September

The Independent: Unhealthy service – Merging the NHS with social care will be expensive

Julian Le Grand, HSJ: The idea of charging for care may have been killed for good

Kate Barker, Guardian Healthcare Professionals Network: Health and social care must be radically reshaped around need

Richard Vize, Guardian Healthcare Professionals Network: Barker report confronts injustices of long-term care

Oliver Duff, i: The future of the NHS has become the elephant in the ward

Hugh Pym, BBC: Health reforms: Who pays?

Victoria McDonald, Channel 4: Would targeting affluent OAPs save the NHS?

Buttonwood's notebook, The Economist: Caring for the elderly: The forgotten bill

Friday 5 September

Mary Dejevsky, The Independent: Merging social care services with the NHS makes sense

Stephen Glover, Mail Online: In a broadside that will resonate with so many, why today's elderly are being treated as Old Age Pariahs

Tuesday 9 September

Polly Toynbee, Guardian: Labour can only save the NHS by biting the tax bullet

Wednesday 10 September

Michael White, HSJ: The Barker report provides some much needed rationality

News coverage

Thursday 4 September

HSJ: Put social care funding on par with health, King's Fund proposes

HSJ: Beefed up HWBs 'could commission health and social care'

BBC News: End unfair split between NHS and council care, review says

Financial Times (£): Radical shake-up proposed to ringfence NHS and social care budget

The Independent: Raise taxes to give free social care to elderly and chronically ill, think-tank says

The Telegraph: New tax on over-40s and middle classes proposed to pay for free elderly care

Mail Online: Axe free prescriptions, TV licences and the winter fuel allowance for well-off OAPs to help fund care system

The Times (£): Elderly must pay more for better care system

British Geriatrics Society: Barker Commission Report

Integrated Care Today: "Radical" review tackles injustices of long-term care

The Guardian: Social care charges should be scrapped for those in need

ITV News: Rich and middle-aged 'should fund NHS', report says

ITV News: Care system 'not fit to provide what we need and want'

Sky News: Over 40s Should Pay More Into NHS, Report Says

Daily Express: Pensioners 'should pay more to fund their care', say experts

BMJ: Commission sets out funding options for widening availability for free social care

The MJ: Barker calling for integrated services

Pulse: More patients should be charged for prescriptions, think-tank says

PublicFinance: Barker commission proposes tax rises to pay for social care overhaul

City A.M.: NHS funding should target the old for tax hikes and benefit cuts, says report

GP: Charging for GP visits ruled out by health and social care commission

Community Care: Make social care free at the point of use for critical needs, says commission

The Week: Radical review proposes free social care and NHS merger

Health Investor: Barker Commission: create single budget for the NHS and social care

WebMD: Navigating the NHS: Plans to radically reshape health and social care

Friday 5 September

Morning Star: Anger as commission calls to raise taxes on elderly for NHS care

HSJ: Labour health expert calls for immediate debate on health and care funding

Guardian Healthcare Professionals Network: Commission on the future of health and social care - Twitter response