Securing a settlement for health and social care

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We are working towards securing and maintaining a sustainable settlement for health and care services. 

The 2015 Spending Review had an important role to play in this, providing a clear commitment to support the NHS in becoming more sustainable and establishing a financial settlement  to develop new models of care.

Download our analysis to discover more about what the Chancellor's announcements really mean for health and care services.

What we've been doing

  • Over the summer, we set out the important questions that needed to be addressed in the 2015 Spending Review. This focused the debate on how additional NHS funding will be phased in this parliament, how it will support transformation, dealing with the funding gap in social care and being clear about the conditions needed to ensure £8 billion is enough.
  • Since then, we’ve been meeting with HM Treasury and the Department of Health to discuss what our members need in the 2015 Spending Review to support them to deliver the Five Year Forward View. We’ve also aligned with other organisations to develop a set of recommendations with support across the whole system.
  • In September, we issued our formal representation to HM Treasury. This included 10 central recommendations supported by detailed evidence and research on their costs and benefits.
  • We have joined together with the care and support sector, including the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, to make a joint call on the need to address the funding in social care in the 2015 Spending Review.

What we asked of the Treasury

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Our 2015 Spending Review representation is supported by detailed evidence and analysis based the views of members. Download the supporting analysis for all the facts, figures and our whole-system conclusions.

NHS Clinical Commissioners have also made a representation to the 2015 Spending Review, which aligns with the submission of the NHS Confederation. Download NHSCC’s representation for a sector view from the voice of clinical commissioning groups. 

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