Government launches plan to overhaul social care services

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 24 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:687
  1. Caroline White
  1. London

The UK government is planning to establish a network of new posts, to be known as local directors of adult services, to bring together the health, social, community, and voluntary sectors to improve adults' social care.

The directors will be charged with setting up teams of professionals from the different services to produce and deliver a joint strategy for care. The proposals, which are contained in a government green paper that …

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