Andy Cowper is most probably right that there won’t be another cross-party commission on health and social care:
A cross-party funding commission on health and social care might get traction if funding issues represented an imminent and significant political challenge to the Government.
Thanks to The Fixed Term Parliaments Act and the tacit, uncivil war within the Labour Party, this does not seem likely.
Andy also makes another vital point: the Treasury doesn’t think there is an NHS financial crisis, let alone one that can be fixed by investing more in social care.
(As an aside, can someone explain to me why ex-Ministers seem to be more proactive in a policy area than they were when actually Minister for the relevant portfolio? This, of course, is a rhetorical question, but doesn’t make the situation any less frustrating.)
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