This broad-ranging report, from the King’s Fund and Imperial College London, analyses the challenges for general practice in London and suggested improvements.
“Dementia presents unique challenges for London. London spends an estimated £1 billion on health and social care for people with dementia (2009/10). Commissioning Support for London (CSL) has noted that older people with dementia occupy 20 per cent of acute hospital beds across England, when in fact around 70 per cent of these may be medically fit to be discharged”. (p.76)
The report indicates that London is not immune from the challenges of rising multi-morbidity and dementia, or from unexpected variations in standards of care quality.
Raleigh, V. Tian, Y. Goodwin, N. [et al] (2012). General practice in London: supporting improvements in quality. London: The King’s Fund, December 2012.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 5, January 2013].