Independent Nurse: Nurses to visit healthy elderly patients under care reforms

Ireland, Tom
February 2010
GP: General Practitioner;2/5/2010, p06
The article reports that new reforms to health and social care in Great Britain will require community matrons, nurses and social workers to visit vulnerable elderly patients in their homes to monitor their health. Despite community matrons' concerns about scarcity of resources, health secretary Andy Burnham believes that the existing health care workforce can deliver the service.


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