Elderlypatients are being held prisoner in hospitals in a bed-blocking system that gives cash for older people on wards, campaigners claim.
Pensioners are being let down by the NHS with hospitals being given financial incentives for “bed blocking”, according to an independent report.
Localis in partnership with Anchor, have launched a major new report that explores the failures of the health and social care system
Empowerment of councils is key to improving the ‘entrenched’ problems in health and social care integration, a think tank has claimed.
Pensioners are receiving unacceptable levels of care from the NHS, with hospitals being given financial incentives for bed blocking, according to an independent report.
As we enter the febrile atmosphere of a general election year, it is perhaps fanciful to hope for non-stop reasoned debate over policy between now and May. But we at Localis are hopeful that the decentralisation of power away from Whitehall will at least continue to be a key issue in politics throughout the coming year, as it did in the last.
Some of Britain’s biggest cities are attempting to escape from government control, using widespread public interest in devolution to launch their own bid for freedom, following the referendum on Scottish independence and as part of a nationwide shake-up of local government.
Councils face a 6% cut in spending power next year once ring-fenced funds and pooled resources are excluded from the Local Government Finance Settlement, an analysis by CIPFA has found.
The number of local government employees has fallen by 33,000 since last year while NHS staff numbers are up by 20,000 over the same period, according to figures published today by the Office for National Statistics.
Government planning reforms should be amended to tackle anxieties about inappropriate and unsustainable development, a panel of MPs has urged.