News Focus--Who will run community services?

Sell, Susie
April 2010
Independent Nurse;4/16/2010, p1
The article discusses about the patient care trusts' (PCTs) plans in regard to their decision to collaborate on community services with acute and mental health trusts. Responses from 68 PCTs show that 37 percent are undecided about the integration whereas PCTs from various regions are in favor of sharing the services in full or part with general practitioners. Considering the pros and cons of these options explored, the RCN concludes that local situations will be decisive when making a choice.


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