Independent Age response to the comprehensive spending review June 26th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Independent Age response to the comprehensive spending review Independent Age Chief Executive, Janet Morrison, said: “We welcome the principle of integrating health and social care but are concerned that the only genuinely new money appears to be for IT and administration, particularly in light of the wider 10% cut in council funding for 2015/16. If – as seems the case – the rest of the money is simply being transferred from existing health budgets, it creates real concerns about whether the NHS, already struggling to make year-on-year efficiency savings, will be able to operate on its already stretched resources. Older people are the main users of these health services and demand is rising as the population is ageing. Integration of health with social care is not a simple panacea to the serious underlying funding problems in both systems.” Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected] – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Onthespot – your online reporter www.onthespotnews.co.uk Do you have a story to tell? Call OTS www.callots.co.uk Please text or phone 07930717137 or email [email protected] Follow OTS (Onthespot) on Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!