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17 Jan 2018

Report: Vulnerable patients at risk because of savings on care outside hospitals

Health and Social Care Correspondent

MPs have warned that vulnerable patients could be at risk because of demands for efficiency savings on care that’s provided outside hospitals. NHS Continuing Healthcare funding is for patients who need more than social care, such as washing and dressing. But the Public Accounts Committee says in a report today that some patients are not told they are eligible and some have died before the money came through.