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Government response to report on public expenditure

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Today, the Government published its response to the Health Select Committee report on public expenditure. The Committee’s report followed an…

Today, the Government published its response to the Health Select Committee report on public expenditure.

The Committee’s report followed an inquiry into the implications for health and social care services arising from the 2010 Spending Review, in particular the challenges presented by the need to modernise service delivery while at the same time delivering sizeable efficiency savings.

In his ministerial statement accompanying the response, Secretary of State Andrew Lansley said: “The modernisation and efficiency challenges we are seeking across health and social care are exceptional; ones that are vitally necessary to secure sustainable and improving services.  They are also inextricably linked and mutually supportive.

“These changes are critical to bringing about a modern care system that is fit to deliver the high quality, responsive, personalised services wanted by people today.  As a part of these reforms, we are protecting funding for the NHS and allocating additional funding for social care.”

Read Public Expenditure: Thirteenth Report of Session 2010-12.