Councils are braced for NHS cash raid

By Mark Conrad and Dan Peters | 22 March 2017

Local government is bracing itself for a NHS cash grab as it battles for influence over how to spend the extra £2bn for social care.

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has argued that the £2bn should be spent ‘in part’ on freeing up 3,000 acute hospital beds while NHS Providers has said it wants the money to get through to the front line.

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