Bringing health and social care into a single department under one secretary of state is a positive move that could pave the way for radical reform, Baroness Ros Altmann has said.
The former pensions minister (pictured) said she was "delighted" in the change, and that it was "long overdue". In Theresa May's cabinet reshuffle that has been taking place for the last two days, Jeremy Hunt not only kept his role as health secretary, but was also given the added responsibility of social care policy. Altmann said: "The artificial distinction between healthcare and social care makes no sense and is something that families fail to understand. Politicians have not explained this,...
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