UK government plans reform of social care law

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 12 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2992
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

The UK government is proposing “the most significant single reform of social care law for 60 years” after the Law Commission recommended repealing the “complex and confusing patchwork” of legislation covering the field and replacing it with a simple, modern framework.

Ministers pledged to consider the proposals along with those expected in July from the Dilnot review of the funding of long term care, with a view to producing a white paper in December and legislating next year.

The proposals from the Law Commission, the official body charged with recommending law reforms to government, …

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