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Significant risks to reforms

The National Audit Office identified “significant risks” to the Department of Health and Social Care’s capacity to deliver the reforms to the social care system.


With less than 18 months out from the target date, the DHSC has not published any plan for implementation or set out how it would find the money to finance the changes. This casts significant doubt on whether it will start the process of implementation before the election, which is likely to take place by November 2024 at the latest.


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