The Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England is taking place at a time when the NHS is undergoing significant change and proposals to reform social care are currently before parliament. What sets it apart from other reviews past and present is that it will fundamentally re-examine the terms of the post-war settlement, which established the NHS as a universal service, free at the point of use, and social care as a separately funded means-tested service.
This call for evidence sets out the questions that the Commission are seeking to answer, including specific questions on the boundary between health and social care and the funding of care.
You have a real opportunity to help us develop fresh ideas about how we might achieve a truly integrated health and care system that is fit for the 21st century. We encourage everyone to contribute and we look forward to hearing your views. You can request an easy-read version by emailing email@example.com
The closing date for responses to our call for evidence is 4 October 2013.