Funding the NHS

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According to Politics Home this morning:

The chairs of 21 select committees have signed a letter to Theresa May calling for an "urgent" parliamentary commission on health spending.

The MPs warn of a "serious decline in services" unless prompt action is taken by ministers.

“We call on the government to act with urgency and to take a whole system approach to the funding of the NHS, social care and public health," said Health committee chair Sarah Wollaston.

"On behalf of all those who rely on services, we need to break down the political barriers and to agree a way forward.”

The letter says a commission could gather evidence and report to the Government by Easter next year.

I have to say that this is wholly unnecessary. We can afford the NHS. I argued the case for that at the Royal Society of Medicine last August. Sarah Wollaston was there. She clearly was not listening.