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Authorities want clearer guidelines about funding long term care

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 17 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:618
  1. Brettingham Madeleine
  1. London

The NHS must take more responsibility for the care of chronically sick and elderly people, charities and non-governmental organisations told the parliamentary health committee last week. Representatives from organisations including Age Concern, the British Geriatrics Society, and the Citizens Advice Bureau claimed that the NHS guidelines used to assess a person's eligibility for long term care had been failing patients.

Representatives from the North West London Strategic Health Authority also told the committee that the government needed to give clearer guidelines so that the NHS knew …

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