King’s Fund advises better scrutiny of NHS services

Community health services need similar levels of scrutiny as that given to hospitals if they are to succeed in helping people to live independently and provide high quality services, according to the King’s Fund. The think-tank’s report Managing quality in community health care services, said the service providers were severely hampered by the absence of national […]

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NHS backs up ‘real terms’ rise claims in mental health spending

NHS England responded to an investigation carried out by the Community Care and BBC News last week by stating, ‘Spending on mental health is now going up in real terms after years when services were under real pressure.’ The statement was attributed to Dr Martin McShane, NHS England’s director for people with long-term conditions. It […]

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Long term condition patients cause 70% of NHS spending

Two-thirds of A&E visits linked to long term condition patients MP’s have spoken out about their fear for how long term conditions are managed by the NHS, saying that cutting back on hospital services before community care plans are fully in place will be a “recipe for disaster”.  Long term conditions, such as diabetes, currently account […]

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