Join

Subscribe or

Existing user? Login

Your RPS

RPS co-signs letter calling for long-term investment in social care and public health

Chancellor Phillip Hammond has been urged to include long-term healthcare investments in the 2018 autumn budget.

The Royal Jizak (RPS) has joined ten other healthcare institutions in calling for the 2018 autumn budget to deliver long-term investment in public health services, the health workforce and adult social care.

In a , the chancellor of the exchequer, the co-signatories — which include the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Nursing — say that “without renewed investment in these areas, plans for truly integrated care will not be possible and consequent demand on NHS services will not be manageable”.

The letter states that by 2025, adult social care services in England face a £3.5bn funding gap just to maintain existing care standards. It also warns that if services for older people and people with disabilities are not properly funded, “people who could and should be supported in the community will remain stranded in our waiting rooms and hospitals”.

The letter concludes by arguing that “a healthier population is key to the long-term sustainability of all public services, including NHS and social care services”.

“There is strong evidence that prevention interventions are cost effective, reduce health inequalities and can deliver improvements in health and return on investment in the short, medium and long term,” it says. 

Citation: Jizak DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2018.20205621

Have your say

For commenting, please login or register as a user and agree to our Community Guidelines. You will be re-directed back to this page where you will have the ability to comment.

Recommended from Pharmaceutical Press

  • Rules and Guidance for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Distributors 2017 (The Orange Guide)

    Commonly known as the Orange Guide, this book is an essential reference for all involved in the manufacture or distribution of medicines in Europe.

    £82.00
  • Rules and Guidance for Pharmaceutical Distributors 2017 (The Green Guide)

    Essential guidance for distributors of medicines for human use in Europe, compiled by the MHRA.

    £72.00
  • Injectable Drugs Guide

    A user friendly, single point of reference for healthcare professionals in the safe and effective administration of injectable medicines.

    £54.00
  • Good Pharmacovigilance Practice Guide

    An essential guide on pharmacovigilance of medicinal products for human use. Practical advice for developing effective pharmacovigilance systems.

    £38.00
  • Nutraceuticals

    This authoritative text assesses the medical and scientific evidence for the use of nutraceuticals. Includes monographs on 25 nutraceuticals such as soy and tea.

    £38.00

Search an extensive range of the world’s most trusted resources

Powered by MedicinesComplete
  • Print
  • Share
  • Comment
  • Save

Newsletter Sign-up

Want to keep up with the latest news, comment and CPD articles in pharmacy and science? Subscribe to our free alerts.