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Commission proposes single health and care system

The independent Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England has published an interim report proposing a single health and social care system. Drawing on accounts from patients and their families, the commission argues that the current system is no longer fit for purpose.

At the root of the problem is a lack of alignment in funding, organisation and entitlement. The report analyses the historical divides between the two systems, the effects of our ageing society, and issues of affordability, before exploring options for change in meeting the costs ahead.