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What did the Tory manifesto promise on health and care?

The government risks simply papering over the cracks in the system

By Tim Gardner  

What do his plans mean for the future of the health service? Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA Images

In terms of health and social care, the Conservative manifesto published on Sunday was more notable for what it didn’t say. The biggest omission was the lack of a clear policy on social care.

In his first speech as prime minister, Boris Johnson promised to “fix the crisis in social care once and for all.” Four months on, the manifesto falls well short of solutions. There’s a commitment to seeking cross-party…

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