Tag Archives: Dilnot Commission and Government’s Response

Conservative Manifesto on Social Care: No Solution to Dementia Tax? (BBC News)

Summary The Dilnot Commission’s recommendation, for a “cap” on each individual’s total care cost liabilities, appears to have been thwarted again. The looming probability of “catastrophic” care costs seems set to remain for persons with various long-term neurodegenerative diseases, as … Continue reading

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Sustainability of Funding for NHS and Adult Social Care (House of Lords Select Committee)

Summary The House of Lords Select Committee on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS has identified a culture of short-termism regarding the funding of NHS and adult social care. All governments have short-sightedly failed to plan effectively for the long-term, … Continue reading

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Reflections on the NHS: Sixty-Fifth Year Anniversary Special (Nuffield Trust / Other Selected Commentaries)

Summary The NHS turns 65 today (July 5th 2013). To mark this milestone, the Nuffield Trust has published a compilation of 65 key commentators’ views reflecting on the state of the NHS and its future. These viewpoints – sometimes surprisingly … Continue reading

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Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England (King’s Fund)

Summary The King’s Fund has launched a commission to review whether the post-war establishment of separate systems for health and social care remains fit for purpose. The NHS, and proposals for social care, are undergoing significant reform; and this context … Continue reading

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Social Care Reform Plans in England (Department of Health / NHS Choices)

Summary The Government has announced new arrangements for the funding of care for the elderly, with a view to at least partially avoiding individuals having to incur unlimited costs. The plan is based loosely on the recommendations made by the … Continue reading

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The Impact of Social Care Funding on the NHS (NHS Confederation)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary In this briefing report entitled “Papering Over the Cracks” the NHS Confederation has issued a warning … Continue reading

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