Financial pressures on local government and social care: The NHS and social care: close to the edge?

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About this event

Following on from our event on Financial pressures on the NHS, this session concentrated on local government and social care by assessing the impact of cuts to the funding of social care services and considered the resulting implications for the NHS and health care.

Highlights from this event

Sir Merrick Cockell: the funding position within local government

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.

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Sandie Keene: social care system pressures and the opportunities and challenges ahead

Sandie Keene, Director of Adult Social Care at Leeds City Council, shared some of the successes that adult social care services in Leeds are currently seeing and talked about how best to tackle the challenges ahead in order to achieve more integrated care.

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Chris Hopson: what does the financial squeeze mean for NHS provider organisations?

Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, Foundation Trust Network, shared his optimism for closer integrated health and social care spending, but highlighted trust-wide concerns about the impact that funding cuts are having alongside extra demand on other social services and third sector organisations.

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