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Social care investment “far too late” for this winter

Ahead of health secretary Matt Hancock’s announcement of a £240 million investment in social care to help avert a winter crisis in the NHS this year, Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said:

“Any investment is welcome but we fear this is far too late to help in the coming months as it takes time for cash to work through to useful frontline resource.”

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