There are many aspects of the Care Bill that will be of interest to commissioners. The Bill, which was introduced in the House of Lords in May 2013 has a number of aims and is currently at committee stage.

One of its primary aims is to reform the law relating to care and support for adults and support for carers. The Bill also responds to the findings of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry specifically taking forward action to address the “unacceptable failings in care”.

In a recently published Health Service Journal piece Jill Mason and Darryn Hale set out some of the key issues for commissioners: The Care Bill: a guide for commissioners (login required).