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Health Services: Local Government

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL13359, tabled on 22 February 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the planned reorganisation of the NHS in England on the role of local government in (1) providing, and (2) funding, public health and social care.

Answered on

17 March 2021

The Government’s proposed Health and Care Bill will help local health and care systems deliver higher quality care to their local communities by establishing integrated care systems on a statutory basis.

The proposals will not change the role of local government in terms of its public health and social care responsibilities, the services it commissions or the funding of those services. An impact assessment for the Health and Care Bill will be published in due course.