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MPs demand urgent action to tackle social care’s many shortcomings

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 11 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1441
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

    All political parties must tackle the multiple shortcomings of social care provision in England, which has a complicated and difficult relationship with the NHS, says an influential group of MPs.

    The parliamentary health select committee called for fundamental reform of the social care system in England and said political point scoring must end. The committee, publishing a report from its inquiry into social care, said all political parties should work together to map out sustainable reform instead of indulging in “pre-election politicking” over this issue.

    It was referring to the recent failure of talks between the three main political parties and relevant charities to agree a deal on funding of …

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