Mei-Ling Huang, partner of specialist law firm Royds Withy King, examines the implications for the social care sector of the government’s health reform White Paper published this month.
The government has published its White Paper outlining proposed reform of the NHS and social care.
The White Paper points to a new legal framework for the NHS and local government to provide integrated care systems but contains little concerning the reforms that are so badly needed in social care.
The White Paper acknowledges this, indicating that further reforms are still in the offing ‘this year’. Significant reforms have been promised for years but have again yet to materialise.
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