It feels like groundhog day every time a debate about NHS funding comes up.  New money and sometimes old money is announced with no context of the inter-dependencies of other public services.  

It would have been refreshing to see the money announced to support the care and healthcare system as a whole.  Siloed thinking has been a hallmark of government since the second world war.  

We know the vast majority of the £20billion will go into the acute sector rather than community or mental health services, we also know that very soon the acute system will start to creak again.  The results are  so predictable and everyone who works in Health and Social care knows it. We need joined up thinking and collaboration more than ever.  We seem further away from it then ever.