NHS England boss warns that UK must solve social care crisis if ‘any good’ is to come from pandemic

Sir Simon Stephens, head of NHS England,  warned that Britain must solve its social care crisis if “any good” is to come from the coronavirus pandemic. On the Andrew Marr show, Sir Simon warned that the UK system did not provide high-quality care for his parents’ generation.

He said: “And if any good is to come from this, in my opinion, we must use this to resolve once and for all to actually properly resource and reform the way in which social care works in this country. The reality is that after at least two decades of talking about it, we do not have a fair and properly resourced adult social care system.”

Plans to adequately fund the service need to be in place within a year, he added.

Full story in The Independent, 5 July 2020