Clause 297 - Commencement
Health and Social Care (Re-Committed) Bill
Daniel Poulter (Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Conservative)
The hon. Lady will accept, and we would agree, that one of the key problems in the NHS, as we heard from the witnesses, is that there is too much silo working. The King’s Fund has clearly elaborated in its recent report on silo working among GPs, saying that it does not tackle health care inequalities or the issues involved in dealing with an ageing population. Clearly, the current system does not work very well. The reforms are about tackling issues such as medical comorbidities by putting commissioning in one place, mostly in primary care. That will help to address the problem of an ageing population because there will be co-ordinated thinking and joined-up care.