Older people with dementia let down by health and social care system

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Alzheimer's Society-Care Industry News (250 x 153)Transforming the NHS depends on greater emphasis on integration of care and much less on ‘bold strokes and big gestures by politicians’, according to a new report published by The King’s Fund.

The report draws on examples of high-performing health care organisations here and abroad to show how supporting integration of care and a patient-centred vision can drive reforms from within.

 

Alzheimer’s Society comment:

‘Too many older people, especially those with dementia, are being let down by a health and social care system which is ill prepared to meet their needs.

‘We need one system designed around patients, not structures, which are locally driven from within and committed to person centred care. Reforms which prioritise patients and put the power in the hands of passionate clinicians will benefit us all, particularly those living with dementia.’

George McNamara

Head of Policy & Public Affairs

Alzheimer’s Society

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