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Audit Commission recommends home nursing shake up

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 13 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:690
  1. Pat Anderson
  1. London

    The NHS's home nursing service needs radical change in order to meet rising demand, according to the Audit Commission.

    The commission, which is responsible for overseeing the use of public money in England and Wales, says district nursing services are overstretched and need modernisation, in a report published last week.

    Demand for professional nursing care at home is increasing because the population of elderly people in the United Kingdom is growing, hospitals are discharging patients earlier, and more patients …

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