The Lords Select Committee on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS have published a report criticising the successive governments for not planning effectively for long-term health and adult social care service needs of the UK.
The report calls for the creation of an independent body, the Office for Health and Care Sustainability, to identify the needs of a changing population and plan for the next 15 to 20 years.
The Committee have also produced a short video summary of the report with chairman Lord Patel.
For those working in either Adult Social Care or the NHS the report is certainly worth a read, however the video gives a very good summary.
We are very pleased that Adult Social Care is finally starting to get the attention it requires.