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10 April 2017

Lords call for independent office to oversee NHS sustainability

The ‘short-sightedness’ of successive governments who failed to safeguard a sustainable future for the NHS have been slammed by the House of Lords Select Committee today, who released a report warning that the Department of Health (DH) had consistently failed to see and implement policies beyond the next few years.

In order to fix these problems, the committee made the recommendation for an independent Office for Health and Care Sustainability to be established that will look into health and social care for the next 15 to 20 years and report to Parliament on the impact of changing demographic needs.

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