Long-term sustainability of the NHS and adult social care: government response

Command paper responding to the Lords Select Committee report on long-term sustainability of the NHS and adult social care.

The government’s response states that significant efficiencies will be needed to make the NHS and social care system sustainable for the long term.

The Lords Select Committee report on the long-term sustainability of the NHS and adult social care made 34 recommendations in the areas of:

  • service transformation
  • funding the NHS and adult social care
  • innovation technology and productivity
  • public health, prevention and patient responsibility
  • lasting political consensus