The chair of the Health Select Committee has told talkRADIO that the Government needs a rethink and an "honest discussion" about the NHS and social care.
Doctor Sarah Wollaston spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer after the Government has claimed they are allocating an extra £10 billion to NHS in England over the next five years. The committee responded by saying the actual figure was closer to £4.5 million and criticised the Government for giving a "false impression that the NHS is awash with cash."
Dr Wollaston, who is now a Conservative MP, focused specifically on social care in her interview with Julia, saying: "We now need to have an honest discussion about how we fund the NHS and social care together in a sustainable way."
She added that "the impact of having a poor social care provision out there is huge."
Listen to the full interview above to find out more