Social Care Reform

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:44 pm on 23rd June 2021.

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Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care) 12:44 pm, 23rd June 2021

Some really interesting and important work has been done on commissioning, looking at the outcomes of care rather than being so focused on inputs, which sometimes leads to the situation described by the hon. Member. One of the opportunities of the oversight system that we propose through the health and care Bill is that it will shine a light on the different ways in which local authorities commission care and give more visibility to what works. Those ways of commissioning that do not lead to such good outcomes can therefore learn from others. We look forward to seeing an improvement in how care is commissioned and, therefore, the care that people receive.