Building Back Health and Prosperity Report of the Health Devolution Commission

Hope, Phil, Barwick, Steve and Lazo, Kimberly orcid iconORCID: 0000-0001-5783-2076 (2020) Building Back Health and Prosperity Report of the Health Devolution Commission. Technical Report. The Health Devolution Commission.

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The Covid-19 pandemic has had a far-reaching and profound impact on the future of our health, social care, public health and economic landscape. The pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on economically disadvantaged and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. People living with particular conditions such as cancer, mental ill-health and dementia have been badly affected. Health inequalities are worsening, NHS and social care services are deeply divided, demand for care is increasing, the capacity of the system to respond is weaker, community institutions are struggling, and the prospects for the economy and jobs is alarming. If ever there was a compelling ‘burning deck’ of circumstances that requires an urgent and radical response it is now. We must not only integrate our NHS and social care services but also relocate the NHS within a new and comprehensive framework for rebuilding the health and prosperity of our communities and our nation.

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