Press coverage of the final report

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Part of Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England

The recommendations from the Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England have caused a great deal of debate. Here we collect some of the reactions and coverage from the UK press.

Editorial and opinion

News coverage

Thursday 4 September

HSJ: Put social care funding on par with health, King's Fund proposes

HSJ: Beefed up HWBs 'could commission health and social care'

BBC News: End unfair split between NHS and council care, review says

Financial Times (£): Radical shake-up proposed to ringfence NHS and social care budget

The Independent: Raise taxes to give free social care to elderly and chronically ill, think-tank says

The Telegraph: New tax on over-40s and middle classes proposed to pay for free elderly care

Mail Online: Axe free prescriptions, TV licences and the winter fuel allowance for well-off OAPs to help fund care system

The Times (£): Elderly must pay more for better care system

British Geriatrics Society: Barker Commission Report

Integrated Care Today: "Radical" review tackles injustices of long-term care

The Guardian: Social care charges should be scrapped for those in need

ITV News: Rich and middle-aged 'should fund NHS', report says

ITV News: Care system 'not fit to provide what we need and want'

Sky News: Over 40s Should Pay More Into NHS, Report Says

Daily Express: Pensioners 'should pay more to fund their care', say experts

BMJ: Commission sets out funding options for widening availability for free social care

The MJ: Barker calling for integrated services

Pulse: More patients should be charged for prescriptions, think-tank says

PublicFinance: Barker commission proposes tax rises to pay for social care overhaul

City A.M.: NHS funding should target the old for tax hikes and benefit cuts, says report

GP: Charging for GP visits ruled out by health and social care commission

Community Care: Make social care free at the point of use for critical needs, says commission

The Week: Radical review proposes free social care and NHS merger

Health Investor: Barker Commission: create single budget for the NHS and social care

WebMD: Navigating the NHS: Plans to radically reshape health and social care

Friday 5 September

Morning Star: Anger as commission calls to raise taxes on elderly for NHS care

HSJ: Labour health expert calls for immediate debate on health and care funding

Guardian Healthcare Professionals Network: Commission on the future of health and social care - Twitter response