NHS and Social Care Commission

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:37 pm on 28th January 2016.

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Photo of Maria Caulfield Maria Caulfield Conservative, Lewes 2:37 pm, 28th January 2016

I was out visiting a GP’s surgery last Friday in the constituency of my hon. Friend Simon Kirby, which borders mine. There are still community matrons there. The matron on duty when I was there prevented a 90-year-old chap from being admitted to hospital for the weekend because she was able to fast-track a social care referral and get some help out to him on a Friday afternoon. A national roll-out does not always fit with what is happening locally. Some really good work is still happening at local level.