Don't let the NHS follow care into crisis, warns Hopson

By Heather Jameson | 07 October 2020

The Government has driven social care into crisis by failing to fund it properly, and the NHS must not face the same fate, health expert Chris Hopson has said.

The chief executive of NHS providers has called on the government to properly fund health services – and sort out the crisis engulfing adult social care.In an opening address to the NHS Providers annual conference, he said: ‘Before COVID-19 arrived, the NHS was in danger of heading for the slippery slope of unsustainability down which social care has tumbled with ever increasing speed.’

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