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Elderly people will get free nursing care

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 05 August 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:317
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    Elderly people in nursing homes in England will receive free nursing care from October 2001. In its response to the Royal Commission on Long Term Care, the government accepted that nursing care in nursing homes should be treated the same as care elsewhere in the NHS—free at the point of use. The necessary legislation will be introduced …

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