Scotland to fund personal care for old people

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 03 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:256
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    Proposals to fund both nursing and personal care of dependent elderly people are being drawn up in Scotland in the first major split on health policy between the Edinburgh and Westminster parliaments.

    The decision came after extraordinary political machinations, which began with the Labour led Scottish Executive pulling back from funding a full package of care for all …

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