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BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 24 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2601

Labour sets up commission on “whole person care”: Labour leader Ed Miliband has set up a commission to investigate how best to integrate health and social care, to be led by John Oldham, former clinical lead for quality, innovation, productivity, and prevention (QIPP) at the Department of Health for England. Oldham has been told to come up with a solution without any extra cost or top-down reorganisation. Miliband cited figures from the Nuffield Trust showing that unless England improved the way services were delivered, the growing need for care would leave a shortfall of up to …

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