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 www.alzheimers.org





Comments are closed.


Latest blog posts

It’s a hard, hard world

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

A recent survey has found that 63% of the general public believe the NHS provides social care and 42% think...

Sign-up and pay, or perhaps pay more

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

There are powerful arguments why carers working at night in small specialist care facilities should be paid their full hourly...

The parallel universes of social care

By guest blogger JOHN BURTON

The Care Quality Commission’s adult social care ‘productivity’ dipped in August and for the umpteenth time the 90% target of...