Taskforce to help integrate health and social care is scrapped

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 20 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5678
  1. Matthew Limb
  1. London

Prime Minister Theresa May has come under fire for scrapping the Health and Social Care Implementation Taskforce which was set up by her predecessor, David Cameron.

Jon Ashworth, shadow health secretary, said that the decision showed that May had “no interest in the long term sustainability of our NHS and social care system.”

He told The BMJ, “Under the Tory government, the NHS has been engulfed in a funding and staffing crisis and the Care Quality Commission said last week that …

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