(July 7th 2014)
The Health Committee has published the second report Managing the care of people with long-term conditions
The Committee reports that demographic and cost pressures on the NHS from patients with long-term conditions is only likely to increase in the coming years, with one projection estimating that the bill for treatment of long-term conditions will require the NHS to find £4 billion more each year by 2016. The Committee also noted that NHS England has moved away from the development of a national strategy for management of long-term conditions, and calls for clarity on how cross-government working on long term conditions will now be achieved.
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