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David Cameron orders merging of health and social care

Publié par Clifford Armion le 01/05/2012

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Denis Campbell

David Cameron has ordered health and social care services to be brought together in order to benefit patients in a move which government advisers are calling the NHS's most urgent overhaul.

At the moment, health and social care - the help given mainly to old or disabled patients to help them continue to live at home rather than in hospital or nursing homes - are different systems in England. NHS medical treatment and domiciliary support, which is provided mainly by local councils, are usually not joined-up.

But Cameron has told the health secretary, Andrew Lansley, to drive through changes that health policy experts claim will make life more convenient for patients, improve care and save the NHS money.

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"David Cameron orders merging of health and social care", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2012. Consulté le 15/06/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/david-cameron-orders-merging-of-health-and-social-care