Report of the independent Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England

A new settlement for health and social care, the final report of the independent Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England was published by the King’s Fund in 2014.

In it, the commission discusses the need for a new settlement for health and social care to provide a simpler pathway through the current maze of entitlements. The commission, chaired by Kate Barker, proposes a new approach that redesigns care around individual needs regardless of diagnosis, with a graduated increase in support as needs rise, particularly towards the end of life.