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Health secretary launches community 'named nurse' plan

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'The initiative aims to help people know who to turn to if they get confused by the myriad of care organisations' As Hunt et al have increased this 'myriad of organisations' by trying to get more private providers involved in NHS care, he is partly to blame for that confusion. But it does make sense if you are a patient who isn't very good at 'navigating the system and standing up for yourself' for there to be someone who is within the system, understands the system, understands your needs and can act to both explain what is going on to you (the patient) and to push your rights (against any obstruction within the system). Of course, GPs are claiming they are already over-worked and too short of 'time': nurses claim they are rushed off their feet (and also 'frequently ignored'); so how is this going to work in the real world ?

Posted date

5 July, 2013

Posted time

2:47 pm

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