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Archive for June, 2012

Recovery of care home fees

ABD Care are specialists in the recovery of Care home fees. If you are paying care home fees you may not be aware that your local PCT will pay all fees in the event that the person in question is assessed to have a ‘primary health need’. It is therefore very important that an assessment…
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Access to NHS Care is being ‘rationed’

According to evidence gathered for GP magazine under the Freedom of Information Act 90% of trusts are imposing restrictions on access to surgical procedures. NHS managers defend the practice explaining that urgent cases need to be prioritised ahead non-urgent cases and those procedures which may have limited benefit to the patient. However the research also…
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Councils reduce funding to adult social care as care home fees increase

Cash strapped Councils are reducing funding of adult social care. In a recent confidential survey to the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services 145 Councils replied saying that their total spend would be about £13 billion. This represents a cut in funding of 6%. This reduction in social care funding comes at a time…
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Do Not Resuscitate

A report published today by the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) suggests that 1 in every 52 patients who had previously asked not to be resuscitated had their wishes ignored by doctors.  The report concluded that many of the individuals who underwent failed cardio-pulmonary resuscitation suffered  “an undignified end of life…
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Hold onto your hats! Is the Government bold enough to reform the Care System?

Last July the Government funded commission on long term care chaired by Andrew Dilnot published its findings. One of the recommendations was that the lifetime spend on care per individual should be limited to £35,000. A number of other recommendations for reforming the care system were made.   The system as it exists was described…
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