A joint report from two select committees has called for a cross-party parliamentary inquiry to reform social care funding. Lucy Campbell says this approach is the best chance to break the current political deadlock.
Theresa May will reportedly announce a funding boost for the NHS next week. Nick Davies argues that the Government must answer three questions if it is to put the health system on a sustainable financial footing.
Headlines on public services pressures are piling up, and pre-Budget calls for more cash are beginning in earnest. Dr Emily Andrews says the Chancellor faces serious constraints – and that spending more money can't be the only answer.
The Government is continuing to bounce from crisis to crisis on health and social care. With the Budget less than a month away, the Chancellor must resist the temptation to simply dump more money into the NHS, argues Emily Andrews.
Today’s reports of a rift between No.10 and the head of NHS England show that the Prime Minister’s strategy on the NHS is to tough it out, pushing responsibility for dealing with mounting pressures onto the shoulders of the people delivering services, argues Nehal Davison.