House of Lords Select Committee -
This report into the sustainability of the health and care system in England heavily criticises the failure of successive governments in effectively planning for the long-term future of the system. The committee argues that a new political consensus on the future of the health and care system is needed and that this should emerge as a result of government-initiated cross-party talks. It also recommends that budgetary responsibility should be held at a national level by the Department of Health and that the recommendations of the Dilnot Commission should be implemented. The report also raises concerns on public health budget cuts and the lack of long-term workforce planning within the system.