Government reorganisation of the NHS has failed to boost community care in England. Ever since the Health and Social Care Act of 2013, one of the key aims of government has been to cut back on the number of patients turning up at A&E or being referred to hospital specialists and have them cared for instead within the primary care or community care sector. Hospital care is very expensive so this was a way of cutting NHS costs. According to a recent study, this hasn’t worked.
This briefing outlines how, as little as five years since the massive restructuring imposed by the Health and Social Care Act (HSC Act) of 2012, the NHS is again undergoing radical change, this time at breakneck speed and without parliamentary consent.
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