Dr Michael Dixon, president and chairman of the NHS Alliance, has adopted the now widespread view that hospitals can be dangerous places for frail elderly patients and people with long-term conditions.
It is the NHS Alliance‘s policy that hospitals are better suited for only the most serious cases. This will mark a major sea-change in how the NHS is run. The Alliance, which represents GPs and other primary care staff, concludes that many medical conditions could be treated better in patients’ own homes.
Read more: NHS Alliance chairman Dr Michael Nixon: The elderly must be kept out of ‘dangerous hospitals’, say GPs as they attack care standards and call for changes in the way the NHS is run. Daily Mail: Mail Online.
Keep patients out of ‘dangerous’ hospitals, say doctors. London: BBC Health News, March 13th 2013.
This presidential speech coincided with and relates to:
Breaking boundaries: a manifesto for primary care by the NHS Alliance. London: NHS Alliance, March 2013.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 7, May 2013].