The move comes as a new analysis showed hospitals were under growing pressure
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Care plan 'to ease hospital pressure' in England

Vulnerable patients in England will get better support in the community as part of plans to ease pressure on hospitals, according to government ministers.

Joint teams of social care workers and NHS staff such as nurses and physiotherapists will become available seven days a week under the changes being unveiled.

The move is part of the government's Better Care Fund to join up the NHS and council-run social care systems.

Hugh Pym reports.

  • 30 Oct 2014
  • From the section Health
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