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​​Care: The problem no-one can fix

Gathering dust on a shelf in the Department of Health’s London headquarters is a plan for reform of the care system for the over-65s in England. It is the much heralded cap on care costs, which was a key part of the 2015 Tory manifesto . It was meant to …

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What’s the cost of care in your area?

As we live longer, many of us will need support in our old age. But few of us know how much an hour of homecare costs, or the fees charged in residential and nursing homes, and whether the local council will help foot the bill.   Where did the data …

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Let struggling GP surgeries fail, says NHS England letter

Some struggling GP surgeries in England will be allowed to fail and close, according to a leaked document. A letter from an NHS England official to managers and GPs in one region suggests vulnerable practices could be left to “wither by the system”. The note, seen by the BBC and …

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