A survey of local councils, carried out by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), has found that adult social services have faced sharply rising numbers of people coming forward for help.
In this article the RCP’s experts give their thoughts and reactions on some of the recommendations of the recent report by NHS England’s Accelerated Access Collaborative and Beneficial Changes Network.
Following the Chancellor’s Spending Review, RCP president Professor Andrew Goddard reflects on the sticking plaster for social care, the absence of public health, and the need to tackle health inequality at home and abroad.
Today the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and 29 medical specialist societies and faculties have written to the Chancellor ahead of this week’s budget. In the letter we highlight the scale of the challenges facing our NHS and social care services and the need for the Government to act now.