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Primary care trusts could provide health and social care services for older people

Primary care trusts could provide health and social care services for older people News Review Rehabilitation services for older people leaving hospital were often disorganised and two thirds of people are staying in hospital longer Primary care trusts than necessary. There are areas which have shown that cooperation and cordination could provide health between the agencies can work, but while reports like this show that the majority are failing, the arguments for merger become stronger. and social care services Logically, if we were building services from scratch and with the knowledge we now have, health and for older people social care services would be compartmentalised into service-user departments. The overlap and Would it be better for everyone if blocking is about resources, it is not mutual influence of medical and health and social services staff were about joint working,” she said. social factors on particular groups is brought together to provide a Local Government Association now widely recognised. It makes single comprehensive service for chairperson, Jeremy Beecham, sense that doctors, social workers, older people under one agency? called on the Government to clarify nurses and care assistants should For years there has been debate its position. “If you intend that work together in teams under the about the prospect of a health http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Working with Older People Emerald Publishing

Primary care trusts could provide health and social care services for older people

Working with Older People , Volume 4 (3): 9 – Jul 1, 2000

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Emerald Publishing
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1366-3666
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News Review Rehabilitation services for older people leaving hospital were often disorganised and two thirds of people are staying in hospital longer Primary care trusts than necessary. There are areas which have shown that cooperation and cordination could provide health between the agencies can work, but while reports like this show that the majority are failing, the arguments for merger become stronger. and social care services Logically, if we were building services from scratch and with the knowledge we now have, health and for older people social care services would be compartmentalised into service-user departments. The overlap and Would it be better for everyone if blocking is about resources, it is not mutual influence of medical and health and social services staff were about joint working,” she said. social factors on particular groups is brought together to provide a Local Government Association now widely recognised. It makes single comprehensive service for chairperson, Jeremy Beecham, sense that doctors, social workers, older people under one agency? called on the Government to clarify nurses and care assistants should For years there has been debate its position. “If you intend that work together in teams under the about the prospect of a health

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Working with Older PeopleEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 1, 2000

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