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End unfair split between NHS and council care, review says

The NHS and social-care systems in England should be merged, in the most radical overhaul since the 1940s, an independent review says.

Currently the NHS is free at the point of need, while payment for care homes and home support is means-tested.

But the Barker Commission has said that the distinction is unfair and must end.

Adam Brimelow reports.

  • 04 Sep 2014
  • From the section Health
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