Lord Victor Adebowale responds to Health Select Committee report

News item posted: 19 June 2017

Yesterday (19th July) saw the publication of a Health Select Committee report entitled 'Impact of the Spending Review on Health and Social Care'. Turning Point, which contributed to the consultation, welcomes the findings which show that, whilst spending on health is increasing, the service is still struggling with rising demand and increased strain.

Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive of Turning Point said: ‘The findings of the report are unsurprising and show what many in the sector know already: by excluding public health, education and training from the Department of Health’s budget, the quality of health and social care services is at risk of being driven down. A place-based approach is therefore critical to maintaining good standards, ensuring local commissioners understand local need and utilise communities to deliver support where and when it’s most needed.

‘In a time of increasing need and decreasing resource it’s imperative for providers and commissioners to look for innovative ways of working. Examples such as Turning Point’s Connected Care model show that support can be co-produced with and targeted to individual communities to best use the resource that is available, in order to achieve the best outcomes.’