Consultation to reform care funding in England launched

September 2009
Nursing Older People;Sep2009, Vol. 21 Issue 7, p6
Academic Journal
The article reports on the launch of the consultation paper "Shaping the Future of Care Together" focusing on proposals to reform medical care funding for older people in England. Health secretary Andy Burnham launched the consultation. The proposals include a requirement for individuals having assets totaling more than 23,000 pounds to pay accommodation costs. The National Health Service (NHS) is currently paying for nursing care and accommodation costs for patients determined to have the most serious continuing health care needs.


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