Letters Cap on social care in England

Is the cap on social care in England the perfect storm for a lawyer?

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1543 (Published 12 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1543
  1. Nigel Dudley, consultant in elderly medicine1
  1. 1St James’s University Hospital, Leeds LS9 7TF, UK
  1. nigel.dudley{at}leedsth.nhs.uk

The secretary of state for health, Jeremy Hunt, considers it a scandal that 30 000-40 000 people have to sell their home each year to pay for their care costs.1 2 The real scandal is that many of those people paying for “social” means tested care should be receiving free care paid for …

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