Out-of-Hospital Care: Elderly People

Health written question – answered on 14th January 2014.

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Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Conservative, West Worcestershire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress his Department has made in improving out-of-hospital care for frail elderly people.

Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt The Secretary of State for Health

Our changes to the general practitioner (GP) contract for 2014-15 will mean that all over-75s will have a named GP responsible for their care.

The Government will shortly be setting out plans to improve care for vulnerable older people, including how to better integrate out-of-hospital care.

In addition, we have established a £3.8 billion Better Care Fund which gives local areas the platform to transform the way they deliver out-of-hospital care and provide effective collaboration between services so that patients receive seamless care.

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