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Underinvestment in local care services is crippling the NHS

Philip Hammond should have addressed this in his Autumn Statement

By Stephen Dorrell  

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The Autumn Statement provides an opportunity to begin to take stock of the implications for health and care services of the circumstances created by Brexit.

The background has, of course, not changed. There is still a welcome trend for people to live longer, with the result that the demands placed on the health and care system will continue both to grow and…

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