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MPs question whether adults with personal care budgets get best care

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 08 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3224
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Some people in England with personal budgets for social care may not be getting genuinely personalised care, MPs on the Public Accounts Committee have warned.

The committee’s report, Personal Budgets in Social Care, said that personal budgets can potentially transform care and improve the quality of life for most groups of social care users.1 But it warned, “We are not assured that local authorities can fully personalise care while seeking to save money and are concerned that users’ outcomes will …

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