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Health and social care to be ‘joined up’ by 2018

 

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Health and social care to be ‘joined up’ by 2018

The government has announced plans for a more joined up health and social care system by 2018.

Joined-up health and community care is not currently the norm, leaving people often getting disjointed care and support, not designed to suit their needs. In a recent study, 32 per cent of bereaved people said hospitals did not work well with GPs and other services.

Now the biggest ever commitment to making coordinated health and care a reality has been launched. Government and key players in the health and care field have published plans that will see them working together to put people first.