Jeremy Hunt to share social care predictions at Care England conference


The former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will share is predictions for the future of social care at Care England’s virtual conference next month.

Hunt, who is also chair of the Health and Social Committee, will share his views during the first of three webinars, set to take place during the Tomorrow’s World conference on November 12.

In the second webinar, Kate Terroni, chief inspector of adult social care at the CQC, will talk about the future of care home regulation, and Matthew Gould, chief executive of NHSX, will round of the conference with a discussion on how the sector can use technology to transform care.

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Registration is now open for a series of free webinars under the ‘Tomorrow’s World’ banner to replace the live event originally scheduled for 12 November.

The live streamed webinars will be introduced by Professor Martin Green, the CEO of Care England, last for 60 minutes and include a Q&A session.

Hunt has previously promised to push for social care funding in his role as chair of the Health and Social Care Select Committee.

He said in January that he will press for a funding settlement for the sector, something he said he “didn’t have time to do” during his time as Health Secretary.

“For my last six months as Health Secretary, social care was formally added to my responsibilities but it was not long enough to bring forward reforms or – more crucially – a funding settlement for social care,” he said.

“That is what I will be pressing for, because the NHS will continue to fall over every winter until we fix social care, risking both patient safety and staff morale.”

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