Autumn Statement: Health and Social Care Cuts Continue

Nurse in aged care for the elderlyPublic health and social care are two of the most pressing issues facing our country today. Both are in need of new thinking and new funding if we are to maintain vital services helping our friends, families and neighbours every single day.

Public health responsibilities include preventive measures that routinely save thousands of lives and billions of pounds in health spending – from stopping smoking to nutritional information and physical exercise. Local government has taken responsibility for ‘public health and wellbeing’ in recent years, and is now facing a drastic reduction in its ability to fund these services. (more…)