Health and Social Care Services

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 6th February 2018.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care 12:00 am, 6th February 2018

I am extremely grateful to the Minister for offering us that clarification. May I therefore ask her about funding? The integration of health and social care needs more funding, yet the NHS is going through the biggest financial squeeze in its history and social care has been cut by billions since 2010. A few moments ago the Minister said that the funding is adequate, but if the funding is adequate across health and social are, why are delayed discharges of care up 50%, and why did NHS England say on Friday that for the rest of this year the A&E target has in effect been abandoned?