As part of the Local Government Association's new campaign, Investing in our nation’s future: the first 100 days of the next government, Richard Humphries details what the Fund would like from the next government in its first 100 days in office.
The NHS will be near the top of the in tray for the next government and social care will not be far behind. The King’s Fund has led the warnings about the perilous financial prospects facing local government and the NHS from 2015. All parts of the system of health, care and wellbeing are already under sustained financial stress. Maintaining financial balance whilst protecting the standards and quality of care for patients and people receiving support is becoming an increasingly thankless task for managers, clinicians and other front line professionals.