6 Jan, 17 | by BMJ
During the silly season over Christmas and New Year, NHS England Chief Nursing Officer Jane Cummings gave an interview to the Daily Telegraph. She advocated better investment in community and primary care services to allow more people to stay well, remain in their own homes, and return home sooner after acute illness or injury.
Amen to that. Who could disagree with that view? There’s a pressing need to reverse social care cuts; provide adequate capacity in community, intermediate, and end of life care; and adequately resource the primary care medical and nursing workforce.
The headline (then picked up by other mass media) was “NHS must cut beds for better care.” more…