The former head of the Civil Service, Lord Bob Kerslake, has called for an independent commission on health and social care to open up the debate on funding care with the public.
Speaking following his resignation as chair of the King’s College NHS Trust, in protest at a lack of suitable funding, Lord Kerslake told The MJ: ‘We have a system that simply is not funded to deliver what it is asked to do - that is true of both health and care.
‘We need to understand three things - what we want, how much it will cost and how we are going to pay for it. Until we get to grips with that, we just have temporary expedients.’
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