Private move to set up review body on funding and regulation

Posted on March 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

When the Royal Commission on long term care funding reported in March, health secretary Frank Dobson said the report should mark the start of “an informed national debate”. Home owner Dr Richard Fairburn is determined to keep the debate alive and is setting up an independent body to highlight issues he says were glossed over by the Royal Commission. The report of the Royal Commission on long term care is by way of an in-depth investigation into what society may reasonably be asked to provide for its dependent elderly population. Historians will look with a critical eye at the response of government, on behalf of society, to the Commission’s proposals. Will they conclude that our public officials have reacted reasonably? Will Mr Blair’s Government be able to claim that it took account of all relevant matters? Buried deep within the report of the Royal Commission is the briefest comment on the cost of local authority control of purchasing community care services. The dissenting members of the Commission, Joel

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