National Audit Office, February 2017
This report warns that progress with integration of health and social care has, to date, been slower and less successful than envisaged and has not delivered all of the expected benefits for patients, the NHS or local authorities. As a result, the government’s plan for integrated health and social care services across England by 2020 is at significant risk. The report also finds that The Better Care Fund has not achieved the expected value for money, in terms of savings, outcomes for patients or hospital activity.
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