Social care reform in England

12 March 2015
Nursing plays a distinct and critical role in health and social care as nursing staff frequently work on the interface between the two care systems. 
The current Government has consulted a number of times on issues around reform (responses are found below in further reading), which the RCN has responded to after asking members for their views. In autumn 2011, the RCN responded to a further consultation on the future of social care – Caring for our future – pulling together the recommendations of the Dilnot Commission on funding, on system reform and of the Law Commission, which had been tasked under the previous Government to look out how to reform the legislation around social care. Government is expected to issue a consultation on its white paper for wholesale social care reform in spring 2012, to which the RCN will respond.

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