Frank Field MP
Your MP for Birkenhead
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Solutions to the state of social care in Britain

13 December 2016
The Times

Sir, You report on the emergency step being taken by the government to address the chronic shortage of funding for social care. But this is little more than a patching-up exercise. A much more intensive course of treatment is required throughout the remainder of this parliament to prevent both health and social care services from imploding. I have proposed to the House of Lords select committee investigating this issue that such treatment will need to start from the basis of a new, integrated National Health and Social Care Service.

To prevent a postcode lottery emerging in the delivery of care, which looks likely under the government’s current proposals, this combined service should be funded by a new, progressive national insurance system.

Frank Field MP

House of Commons


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