Long term care pushed on to NHS

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 02 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1454

Pressure for more long term care to be moved to the NHS came last week in a report by the all party House of Commons health committee. While welcoming government plans to reinstate long term care where it has been withdrawn (BMJ, 4 March, p 550), the committee found that gaps remain.

It argued that setting the criteria for who is eligible for NHS care is a matter of political rather than clinical judgment and rebuked ministers for evading the issue. This …

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