The Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt announced on 5 July that he is seeking views on a set of proposals to radically improve care for vulnerable older people.
The proposals set out improvements in primary care and urgent and emergency care. They look at establishing ways for NHS and social care services to work together more effectively for the benefit of patients, both in and out of hospital.
Jeremy Hunt said that radical improvements need to be made to make sure the most vulnerable and elderly have the support they need to keep them in better health and out of hospital.
Comments are being sought from NHS, social care and public health staff, carers and patients. People can discuss and comment on the proposals through the better health and care site.
Information supplied by: Susannah Cannon, Policy Communications.