Category Archives: Older care

Start2care, a programme for new carers

A short film to introduce start2care, a programme for new carers.

By Age UK Norfolk

Introducing Expo introductory videos

Expo – Introductory Videos
with Andrew Lansley, Secretary of State for Health, Lord Howe, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Health and Sir David Nicholson, NHS Chief Executive, Department of Health.

NHS reforms will return health service to 1930s

NHS reforms will return health service to 1930s

The government’s NHS reforms will return medical care to the standards of the 1930s and 40s, a leading doctor has warned.

By Laura Roberts 8:00AM GMT 07 Mar 2011
Dr Mark Porter, chairman of the BMA’s hospital consultant committee, said proposed changes would create an “increasingly tattered safety net” for people suffering from complex illnesses such as heart failure, diabetes or obesity.

He claimed that for patients in some parts of the country, care would return to “what we thought we had left behind when we founded the NHS in 1948”.

Private healthcare firms could “cherry pick” patients with the simplest conditions to treat while local hospitals could face closure if they are forced to compete with independent, profit-driven healthcare providers, he said.

This would leave the NHS as a “provider of last resort” for patients denied treatment by private practises because their conditions are too expensive to deal with.