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Consider funding social care like the NHS, say policy experts

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 15 May 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2159
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

Long overdue reforms to social care in England should create either a better means tested system or one that is more like the NHS by being free at the point of use for those who need it, policy experts have advised.

In a joint report1 analysing options for changing the way social care is funded, the Health Foundation and the King’s Fund say that England is now at a clear “fork in the road” with regards to how to reform the sector.

Noting the lack of progress on reform from the current government, it says that ministers must not shirk big decisions in …

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