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Social care: MPs seek cross-party group to 'sustain' NHS

Social care: MPs seek cross-party group to 'sustain' NHS

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Ninety MPs have signed a letter calling on the prime minister to set up a cross-party convention on the future of the NHS and social care in England.They say a non-partisan debate is needed to deliver a "sustainable settlement".The letter to Theresa May and Chancellor Philip Hammond said patients were being "failed" by the system.A government spokesperson said it was "committed" to making the sector sustainable.The government had already provided an additional £2bn to social care over the next three years, the spokesperson added.Non-partisan approachOne-third of the MPs who have signed the letter are Conservative.They include Sarah Wollaston, chair of the health select committee, former education secretary Nicky Morgan and Andrew Mitchell, a minister under the last government.Tories George...