Petition Theresa May: Seek an urgent cross-party solution to the health and care crisis

There can be no doubt about the scale of the challenges facing health and social care services in England. We need a cross-party approach to achieve a long-term solution to ensure millions of older, ill and disabled people and their carers can access the high-quality care they deserve.

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Barely a day goes by without news of immediate problems – service reductions, missed targets – and warnings of future failings. 2017 simply cannot be another year where these huge issues are ducked.

While the Government has taken some short-term steps to try and relieve pressures on the NHS and local authorities, without more fundamental action, these challenges will accelerate as out population increases and ages.

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