LaingBuisson Chairman Stephen Dorrell has told the Communities and Local Government Committee that the continuing crisis in social care will only be addressed once a new style of relationship is developed between health services and local councils.

Speaking in his role as chair of NHS Confederation, the former Health Secretary said: “I feel very strongly that the local authorities and the NHS in each locality need to develop a different relationship with each other in order to address prevention, intervention, early discharge.”

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