jo bibby For years the British public have been told that staying healthy is entirely their responsibility.
Reform is difficult when half of the health and social care service has one arm tied behind its back.
Now would be a good time for local government to confirm its ambition to reduce health inequality and work collaboratively.
Shock news: there is new money flowing around the care sector.
Counties say more of their social care budget is now spent on working age adults rather than older people.
The new round of planning for sustainability and transformation partnerships must allow more collaboration.
Matt Hancock’s vision that prevention is key to longer, healthier lives is welcome. Councils have been saying this for years.
If you want to transform the system, you need to talk to the whole of it.
The way we protect and empower the people around us is part of what makes us human.
Integrating health and social care and further emphasising prevention and early help is a huge challenge – but one with enormous potential rewards.