The increase in life expectancy highlights the need for better elderly care. Even as the debate between domiciliary and residential care continues, it is evident that the existing divide between health and social care needs to be replaced, argues Guy Hands.
The NHS, as always, was a major battleground during the election. But while there were plenty of angry clashes and big promises over funding, almost no attention was given to the crisis in social care.
Yet how our growing elderly population is supported is not just one of the most serious challenges facing the country but at the heart of the NHS’s problems. Read more.