A high price to pay for a lottery win
Council plans to finesse the nursing care framework could prolong the very inequalities it was devised to eliminate, suggests BOB FERGUSON
As the autumn launch of the national framework predicted to end the “post-code lottery” in continuing healthcare drew closer I was reminded of the fall of the Berlin Wall. OK, so I’m a drama queen, but it did seem to hold out the same promise of a new order.
That was before the party poopers intervened. At the eleventh hour, the great panjandrums of local government weighed-in with an audacious take on implementation which will probably so rile their PCT comrades that spats over who pays for what could run and run. If, as they say, it isn&