New UK hospital care plan for elderlyBMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7169.1340a (Published 14 November 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1340
- John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
New standards of care for older people are to be set for the NHS under a national framework to be in force by 2000, the health secretary, Frank Dobson, announced last week.
The initiative follows an adverse report by the Health Advisory Service, which examined the care of older people in acute wards in 16 general hospitals throughout England. …