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Issues in long term care will not disappear

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 18 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1292
  1. Robert W Stout (, professor of geriatric medicine
  1. Department of Geriatric Medicine, Queen's University Belfast, Whitla Medical Building, Belfast BT9 7BL

    EDITOR—I am writing in response to the editorial by Dixon and Dewar on the NHS plan.1 The government has published its response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Long Term Care. 2 3 It has accepted in full or in slightly modified form 23 of the 24 recommendations of the royal commission. It has not fully accepted the main recommendation but is proposing to fund nursing care in nursing homes.

    When discussing funding for long term care, the royal commission …

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