Theresa May must urgently begin a cross-party process to find a long-term solution to the current crisis in health and social care funding. That’s the call in an open letter to the Prime Minister signed by 75 organisations and leading voices in the sector including Independent Age, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), Care England, Patients Association, Royal College of GPs, Royal College of Nursing, Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers (SOLACE), Leonard Cheshire Disability, Marie Curie and RNIB. The letter warns that “2017 simply cannot be another year where these huge issues are ducked” and that unless the Prime Minister takes “a bolder approach millions of older, ill and disabled people and their carers will continue to be badly let down.
The letter builds on calls earlier this month from three select committee chairs, Sarah Wollaston MP, Meg Hillier MP and Clive Betts MP for the cross-party agreement on health and social care funding.
The joint letter from organisations across the health and social care sector was published on the day that Norman lamb MP launched a group of MPs calling for a cross-party approach on health and social care funding.
The full letter plus a list of signatories can be viewed here