While the NHS provides some social care services to those with significant health-related care needs, most publicly funded care in England is organised and paid for by local councils. Adult social care spending accounts for more than one-third of councils’ overall spending on local services (excluding education). Last year’s social care budget was £22 billion.
Health care is enormously expensive – about £150 billion pa in the UK. Just 4% of this goes % on prevention.
Now is the accepted time to make your annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving the road to hell with them as usual. Mark Twain
That part of life spent in good health is Healthspan and is a better measure of a nation’s wellbeing than Lifespan.