It’s been a big week for health policy in the UK.
On the day that the Health and Care Bill returned to Parliament for Committee Stage, the government announced their long-awaited plans for the NHS and social care, entitled ‘Build Back Better’, which included plans to introduce a new 1.25 per cent Health and Social Care Levy based on National Insurance contributions. Despite objections to the proposals from opposition MPs and some Tory MPs, Parliament voted 319 to 248 for the Levy, which breaks a key Conservative manifesto pledge.
To digest the events of the last fortnight and look ahead to what is coming up on health policy and NHS reform, the team at Whitehouse present their latest report. This week’s report can be found here.
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