Is devolution the future of health and social care?

DevConnect’s collection of essays edited Phil Hope and Steve Barwick with contribution from NPC. 

 

The NHS is continuing to change as it seeks to improve clinical outcomes and public health despite post-Brexit policy paralysis and the lack of the usual biennial health legislation. At the same time, the latest wave of devolution—the advent of Metro Mayors, nine of which now serve more than 20 million people—has quietly embedded itself into the body politic.

These two trends have come together most significantly in Greater Manchester, although “health devolution” is by no means confined to this geography. This collection of essays thus poses the timely question: is devolution the future for health and social care?

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