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LGA Wants Single Health and Care 'Pot'

Magazine article Public Finance

LGA Wants Single Health and Care 'Pot'

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The Local Government Association has called for health and care funding to be merged into single pots to help pay for joined-up services between primary care trusts and local authorities.

'Local Area Agreements could be used to put the non-acute elements of primary care... and social care commissioning funds into a single place,' David Rogers, chair of the LGAs community well-being board, told a joint LGA/ Association of Directors of Social Services conference on October 19.

'Such an approach can really pull services together, talcing us towards that long-desired ambition of an intelligent and efficient relationship between social care and health,' he added.

In her address to the conference, Health secretary Patricia Hewitt said the principle of better collaboration between the NHS and local authorities lay behind the decision to bring out a joint health and social care white paper on care close to home', due out in November.

'People don't divide up their needs between health and social care,' she said. 'They don't care where their service comes from - whether it's the NHS or the council or the voluntary or independent sector. …

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