Conservatives could be forced abandon NHS cuts pledge

May 2010
Community Care;5/13/2010, Issue 1818, p4
The article reports that experts in the social care sector say that an election alliance with the Liberal Democrats could force the Conservatives to abandon policies that have hampered the flow of funds to the social care programs in Great Britain. Tony Travers, director of the Greater London Group at the London School of Economics, said the Conservatives could be forced to revise their pledge to spare the National Health Service from budget cuts, though major cuts are inevitable.


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