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UKHCA Media Release

UKHCA's response to Public Accounts Committee report - 30/07/2020

The Public Accounts Committee recently produced a report on "Readying the NHS and Social Care for the COVID-19 peak."

Here is UKHCA's Policy Director Colin Angel's reaction to the report:

"The report reflects the early chaos of the pandemic, with constantly changing guidance, inadequate availability of PPE and testing, and funding given to councils that failed to reach frontline care services.

"Homecare providers and their staff have had an outstanding response to what happened but, in the future, it is essential government gives them better support.

"The pandemic has exposed the vital need for reform. Social care must be treated as the equal partner of the NHS, and a sustainable system put in place, ready for what could be a difficult winter and in the longer term."

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