May 14, 2014
Have a look at the recent report from the Kings Fund – A new settlement for health and social care
Whilst there are important differences of both funding and models between the UK and NZ, there
are also very useful discussions, particularly about affordability and integration.
This is the interim report from the independent Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care
in England. In it, the commission explains why it believes England needs a single health and social
care system, with a ring-fenced, singly commissioned budget, and more closely aligned entitlements.
Drawing on accounts from patients and their families, the commission argues that the current
system is no longer fit for purpose. There are several background papers and appendices that are