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Care for elderly 'let down by fragmented system'

Older people are being let down by a social care system in which they are "passed like a parcel" between services, a committee of MPs has said.

The Commons health select committee wants local areas in England to deliver "joined-up" care, health and housing.

The committee's report said that the Health and Social Care Bill - currently making its way through Parliament - would not simplify a fragmented system.

Dominic Hughes reports.

  • 08 Feb 2012
  • From the section UK
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