Health and Care Bill granted Royal Assent in milestone for healthcare recovery and reform

The Health and Care bill has now received Royal Assent, meaning it has become an act of parliament, marking a milestone in the recovery and reform of how Health and Social care services work together.

It will ensure that the NHS can rebuild from the pandemic and tackle the Covid-19 backlog, harness the best ways of working and ensure people are benefiting from more joined-up care. Long-term plans for recovery & reform are backed by £36 billion over the next three years through the Health & Care Levy.

It marks an important step in the the government’s ambitious health & care agenda, setting up systems & structures to reform how health & adult social care work together.

Health & Social Care secretary Sajid-Javid said “The Health and Care Act is the most significant change to the health are system in a decade and will put it in the strongest possible position to rebuild from the pandemic, backed by our record funding. These measures have broad support and will harness best ways of working to ensure people are receiving high-quality joined up care.

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