[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 8, March 2012].
This report asserts that older people are let down by fragmented care services. Integrated care and joined-up services would achieve better outcomes for older people while delivering much-needed efficiency savings. See also: Care for Elderly Marred by Fragmented System (BBC News).
Great Britain. House of Commons. Health Committee. Dorrell, S. (2012). House of Commons. Social care: fourteenth report of session 2010-2012; HC 1583. Volume I: report, together with formal minutes. London: Stationery Office, 2012. 51p.
The NHS Confederation explained how the main job of acute hospitals has become looking after older people:
“People with long-term conditions are major users of the NHS. Greater life expectancy means patients can typically have several long-term conditions. One of the most challenging of these is dementia. 70% of acute hospital beds are occupied by older people, 20% of acute beds are occupied by people with dementia and 75% of residents of care homes have dementia”. (p.7)
Great Britain. House of Commons. Health Committee. Dorrell, S. (2012). House of Commons. Social care: fourteenth report of session 2010-2012; HC 1583-II. Volume II: oral and written evidence. London: Stationery Office, 2012. 237p.
Sources of evidence in Volume II include:
- Department of Health.
- Social Care Institute for Excellence.
- Alzheimer’s Society.
- United for All Ages.
- Age UK.
- The King’s Fund.
- Audit Commission.
- Association of British Insurers.
- Partnership Assurance.
- Professor Ann McDonald.
- Parkinson’s UK.
- Nuffield Council on Bioethics.
- The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads Care.
- British Medical Association.
- Carers UK.
- Local Government Association.
- Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS).
- NHS Confederation.
- SHIP Equity Release.
- The Strategic Society Centre.
- Law Commission.
- National Housing Federation.
- Centre for Social Justice.
- Department of Health supplementary.
- National Housing Federation supplementary.
- FirstStop Advice for Older People.
- Dr Nigel Dudley LLM FRCP.
- English Community Care Association.
- Chartered Insurance Institute.
- British Red Cross.
- Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
- The Henry Spink Foundation.
- Keith Robinson, MA PhD.
- Papworth Trust.
- Wendy Regaard.
- Motor Neurone Disease Association.
- United Kingdom Homecare Association.
- National Pensioners Convention.
- Hampshire County Council.
- Royal College of Physicians.
- Royal National Institute of Blind People and Action for Blind People.
- The Voluntary Organisations Disability Group.
- AKW Medi-Care Limited.
- Turning Point.
- Relatives and Residents Association.
- National AIDS Trust.
- Anchor Trust.
- Investment and Life Assurance Group Ltd.
- Professor Les Mayhew and Dr Ben Rickayzen, Cass Business School, London.
- Royal College of Nursing.
- Consumer Focus.
- The Care and Support Alliance.
- Learning Disability Coalition.
- My Care Umbrella.
- Bupa Care Homes.
- Independent Age.
- Ipsos MORI.
- Barchester Healthcare.
- National Centre for Independent Living, Disability Alliance and Radar.
- Stannah Lifts Holdings Ltd.
- Savitri Hensman.
- Mazars LLP, London.
- Gateshead Council.
- Action on Hearing Loss.
- Ideal Care Homes.
- Care UK.
- Care Quality Commission.
- The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
- Leon Smith, Nightingale Care Home.
- South East Strategic Leaders (SESL), South East Councils Adult Social Care.
- Members (SECASC) and South East England Councils (SEEC).
- MS Society.
- McCarthy & Stone.
- Sue Ryder.
- Citizens Advice.
- British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.
- Body Positive Cheshire & North Wales.
- University of East Anglia and London School of Economics.
Note: Additional written evidence is contained in Volume III, available on the Committee website at: