We cannot keep ignoring the crisis in social care

Publication:  British Medical Journal
Reference:  BMJ 2015;350:h2684

I’m an NHS doctor, and I want to speak up for social care. It’s vital to a large number of patients, and, with the population ageing, this number will grow. Yet local government funding of social care was cut significantly between 2010 and 2015, with an effect on services not yet seen in the NHS and that would cause public outrage if it were. In the lead up to the election our politicians took a vow of silence on the matter, perhaps hoping no one would notice.

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