Resonating with our call, Sir Merrick Cockell, Chairman of the Local Government Association (LGA), called for a new transformation fund to support the Better Care Fund to stop the NHS approaching a major financial crisis.
In his vision for local government going forward he saw a lead role for health and wellbeing boards in commissioning local services and for councils to work together to co-design services. Sir Merrick discussed the next steps for the LGA, which include working alongside their social care partners to lobby for fully and fairly-funded reforms.
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More on NHS productivity
- Read the report: The NHS productivity challenge
- See Chris Ham's blog: Wanted: an even Better Care Fund
- Listen to more talks from the event: Financial pressures on local government and social care
- Catch up with our latest quarterly monitoring report findings