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Announced this week was the launching of an overhaul in how elderly and disabled care is to be provided by the Department of Health. The NHS will have to be combined with adult social care services in about five years so that help will be provided for patients in all areas of England http://bbc.in/12wI8fQ.
The International Forum in London was told that system reform must include engagement from the patients themselves by the president of US-based Health Improvement Institute. However, the search for viable long-term solutions are rapid, although attention is being drawn to patients who solely rely on healthcare services for survival http://bit.ly/15IuMTA.
Accident and Emergency services, as warned by doctors and managers, are on the verge of collapsing, even though the College of Emergency Medicine and Foundation Trust have presented overhaul proposals. Can the NHS cope with the rising demand? The shadow health secretary was quoted saying that “warnings don’t come more serious than this” http://bbc.in/YV6J0C.
Carers were also focused on this week, especially the 6.5 million who provide unpaid care[…]