Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England – The Barker Report
A new settlement for health and social care
This is the final report from the independent Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England published by the Kings Fund. In it, the commission discusses the need for a new settlement for health and social care to provide a simpler pathway through the current maze of entitlements. The commission, chaired by Kate Barker, proposes a new approach that redesigns care around individual needs regardless of diagnosis, with a graduated increase in support as needs rise, particularly towards the end of life. The commission has concluded that this vision for a health and care system fit for the 21st century is affordable and sustainable if a phased approach is taken and hard choices are taken about taxation.
Source: The kings Fund Health Management and Policy alert 5 Sep 2014