Commenting on the National Audit Office report, entitled "The health and social care interface", George McNamara, Director of Policy and Public Affairs at Independent Age, said:

“This is the latest of a number of reports highlighting the fault line between health and social care. However, while the analysis is important, unless the government acts on what they are being told, older people will not experience the improvements in the quality of health and social care they so desperately need. So far the recently-delayed green paper has been promoted as the solution to all these ills, but older people want action now: close the ever-widening funding gap, recognise and support the important contribution of care workers, and involve older people in defining what quality care means to them.”

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