Care England, has submitted evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on Life Beyond COVID.
Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, says:
“The pandemic has shown us that the social care workforce is the sector’s greatest resource. There is a need to recognise the efforts of health and care professionals as a whole nation. These are the heroes on the frontline leading the fight against Covid-19”.
The Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated the interdependence of the health and social care system and the organisations that operate across the system. The pandemic has acted as a catalyst for change by facilitating new relationships between primary and social care organisations. Care England maintains that the CQC must move to promote these new relationships by moving to a system-based approach.
In its first inquiry the Committee invited people to share their hopes and fears about what the pandemic might mean in the long term https://committees.parliament.uk/work/421/life-beyond-covid/
Martin Green continues:
“The Covid-19 has brought to light the essential role of adult social care. This impetus for change needs to be harnessed, not forgotten, in order to facilitate a fully integrated health and social care system”.