BBC News 24
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The idea that we have an NHS that is on a sustainable footing is, I am afraid, simply not the case. I ask Ministers to be realistic about the current position, and I ask our Chancellor, in his forthcoming Budget, to address this matter by urgently giving a lifeline to social care, because that will benefit not just social care, but the NHS.
BBC News 24
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The question is to what budget a council but to its social care services, and that's obviously tied up with the whole bigger national debate about local authority financing and local democracy. A short time later in the Commons, MPs debated the next round of funding for health and social care in England.
BBC News 24
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This is window dressing. It's just moving money from pot A to pot B. The problem with always thinking that by putting some money in, we'll get some improvement and some better things - it's just plugging a gap of money that has been taken away, while demand is rising, so the population 65-plus has gone up by 15% in the period we are talking about, and, actually, over 40% of adult social care budgets isn't spent on older people at all.
BBC News 24
20 minutes
It's not... The Better Care Fund is an attempt to put some more money in. The new Better Care Fund is an attempt to put a bit more in. It will help. Social care would have been cut by more without the NHS transfer of funds, definitely, because it was used to prevent cuts. So, what you're really saying is, actually, this isn't really much in the way of more money.
BBC News 24
20 minutes
Well, it was supporting social care financing. Mm-hmm, to help save pounds in the NHS. Well, to help social care funding pressures. I think the underlying problem is the shortfall of funding for adult social care.
BBC News 24
21 minutes
.. And not in others. Were you overoptimistic in setting the targets and savings that were achievable through this? No, and I... And we talked about this back in December 2014, didn't we? Yeah. And I think we had quite a frank exchange at that point. The Better Care Fund mark one, which is what I regard this, was an initiative by the Government to transfer funding from the NHS to social care, in recognition of the great pressures raised on social care, so, did it achieve its intended aim of increasing the funding available to local authorities for social care in 2015-16? Yes, it did.
BBC News 24
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The watchdog the National Audit Office has said the £5.3 billion Better Care Fund has not succeeded in keeping patients out of hospital or saved any money, although the NAO said it had helped join up health and social care in some areas. Appearing before the Public Accounts Committee senior health figures argued that the fund was working, but it was too soon to judge its full impact.
BBC News 24
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My Lords, they have voted content - 136, not content - 299. The not contents have it. You're watching Monday in Parliament, with me, Alicia McCarthy. A fund intended to ease the pressures on adult social care services and hospitals in England has been described by MPs as a "bit of a fraud" and "window dressing".
BBC News 24
37 minutes
Well, today he stands accused of a cover-up. Two months into 2017 and the Health Secretary lurches from one crisis to another. Hospitals are overcrowded, waiting lists out of control, he can't deliver the investment our NHS needs. He can't deliver a social care solution. He can't deliver patient safety and now he can't even deliver the post, Mr Speaker. He has overseen a shambles that puts patient safety at risk. Patients deserve answers and they deserve an apology.
BBC News 24
an hour
He has promised to protect Social Security and Medicare. We will have more on that just a little later on in the programme. Staying in the US. An American man accused of murdering an Indian immigrant has appeared via closed-circuit television before a judge in Kansas.
BBC News 24
4 hours
Incredibly important. It's the book that inflicted calculus on centuries of schoolchildren. Indeed it did. Newton helped put science at the centre of our modern world. Yet some worry that the assault on experts has spread beyond economics and the social sciences and now challenges science itself.
BBC News 24
4 hours
Social science masquerading as science. It is telling us when you move the levers in the economy how the economy will perform? Yes. It's a model of the economy as a machine isn't it? Is it reasonable to see the economy as a machine? I don't know, that's a deeply philosophical question. It solves the equations. Economic forecasting has always been a bit hit and miss. It's early function, said JK Galbraith, was to make astrology look respectable.
BBC Parliament
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The watchdog the National Audit Office has said the £5.3 billion Better Care Fund has not succeeded in keeping patients out of hospital or saved any money, although the NAO said it had helped join up health and social care in some areas. Appearing before the Public Accounts Committee senior health figures argued that the fund was working, but it was too soon to judge its full impact. It's not working, is it? No, it's not... In your report, it says it's not working. I think you would agree with that. What I want to say... This is an incredibly complex.
BBC Parliament
4 hours
My Lords, they have voted content - 136, not content - 299. The not contents have it. You're watching Monday in Parliament, with me, Alicia McCarthy. A fund intended to ease the pressures on adult social care services and hospitals in England has been described by MPs as a "bit of a fraud" and "window dressing".
BBC Parliament
4 hours
Well, today he stands accused of a cover-up. Two months into 2017 and the Health Secretary lurches from one crisis to another. Hospitals are overcrowded, waiting lists out of control, he can't deliver the investment our NHS needs. He can't deliver a social care solution. He can't deliver patient safety and now he can't even deliver the post, Mr Speaker.
BBC Two England
4 hours
Incredibly important. It's the book that inflicted calculus on centuries of schoolchildren. Indeed it did. Newton helped put science at the centre of our modern world. Yet some worry that the assault on experts has spread beyond economics and the social sciences and now challenges science itself.
BBC Parliament
4 hours
Health and social care, if I may I will make some progress, and I will come back to her. On health and social care we spend 1.2% of our GDP in terms of the government spends we spend another 6.6% in terms of private. That is more than such as Germany and the chairman of the DC LG committee talked about Germany who spent 1.
BBC Parliament
4 hours
We have covered the NHS and during the course of this Parliament there was an increase in real terms of eight or 9% so we will accept that and move on. In terms of social care, the increase, and this is not the budget, I don't know what is in the budget, the increase that has already been put into place is to make five or 6% in real terms of an increase in social care available.
BBC Parliament
4 hours
We had no plans to cut the budgets of local councils. That is the difference between us. I think given the majority of what we talked about is social care and the cuts to social care, he ought to take that into account. I will come onto social care.
BBC Parliament
4 hours
It is not right to talk, as we have heard from some of the speakers opposite about this being in the context of cuts. Now at the time... Mr Speaker, we do get into this repeatedly. The opposition had no plans to cut £5 billion out of social care.
BBC Parliament
4 hours
I start biceping and the Government accepts that these are challenging times both for the NHS and for social care. Members have talked, the Select Committee chair talked in length, that the demographics in terms of the numbers of people and of the age of the people is uncompromising.
BBC Parliament
4 hours
As I have said, the funding gap in social care will be £1.9 to £2.3 billion by 2020. I hope the Government is not going to try in the Budget a quick fix which is too little. The hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people who need social care certainly deserve better. I thank you very much Mr Speaker. The member that speaks for the SNP described this evening as being a great debate.
BBC Parliament
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BBC Parliament
4 hours
Now the charities say this is taking place without sufficient public scrutiny. Lack of transparency in decision making is a serious issue. I ask the minister to address that in his response. Mr Speaker, there are many issues raced in the committee reports in front of us on funding in the NHS and social care.