Plans to adequately fund the social care sector need to be in place within a year, the head of NHS England has said.

Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr programme, Sir Simon said the Covid-19 pandemic should be used to give momentum to plans to overhaul how the system works.

He said the Covid-19 crisis had shone a "very harsh spotlight" on the "resilience" of the care system. That we need to "decisively answer" how high quality care could be provided long-term.

"If any good is to come from this, we must use this as a moment to resolve once and for all to actually properly resource and reform the way in which social care works in this country," he said. 

"The reality is that after at least two decades of talking about it, we do not have a fair and properly resourced adult social care system with a proper set of workforce supports." 

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