Outgoing PM deserves credit for NHS funding but failed to tackle greatest social challenge of our time, says NHS Confederation

Niall Dickson

Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said:

“Theresa May was a determined Prime Minister who deserves credit for delivering a long-term funding settlement for the NHS.

“Yet she entered Number 10 pledging to fight injustice and failed to tackle one of the country’s biggest injustices – thousands of the most vulnerable in our communities are being left without the care and support they need, and millions of family carers are exhausted and at the end of their tether.

“This is the greatest social challenge of our time – the next Prime Minister cannot duck this tragedy in our midst and should be judged on what they do to tackle the immediate crisis and to develop a long term solution.”

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