Dr John Doddy suggests – NHS should integrate with Social Care

Dr  John  DoddyDr John Doddy writes:  Please find attached the latest article [in the Nottingham Post] by myself exploring the integration of the health and social care budgets. Imagine GP consortiums owning their own homes for nursing care, residential care and dementia care etc. Imagine one budget.

The original split of health and social care budgets came on July 5, 1948, when Aneurin Bevin created the NHS.

It was based on three core principles – that it met the needs of everyone, that it was free at the point of delivery, and that it was based on clinical need and not on the ability to pay.

Read More in the Nottingham Post Web Site

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1 Response to Dr John Doddy suggests – NHS should integrate with Social Care

  1. Matthew Galtress says:

    I think integration of health and social care is not a bad idea, but I don’t think it should be in the form of GP consortia running their own care homes etc as that could lead to a conflict of interest. The way in which I think it would work better would be to amalgamate GP consortia and local authority health and well-being boards, to strike a balance between clinicians, who know patients, and accountable local authorities.

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