Alzheimer’s Society calls for national criteria

Posted on January 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The Alzheimer1s Society says it is counting the cost of the Government1s failure to produce clear and accessible guidance on how people can apply for NHS continuing care. The society has spent several thousand pounds on producing its own guide on when the NHS pays for care, and chief executive Neil Hunt has said the responsibility for making the review process and criteria accessible and understandable should not lie with organisations such as the Alzheimer1s Society. “The Government must act now to stop people being denied access to essential health care, free at the point of need,” Mr Hunt said. “It is completely unreasonable that people trying to cope with serious medical conditions are being obliged to put large amounts of time and effort into battling for care. “The criteria and guidance for continuing NHS health care should be set nationally and should be clear to anyone who reads them.” – When does the NHS pay for care? can be downloaded by going to the Alzheimer’s Society website at

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