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Government outlines major changes to care system

13th May 2013

The government has published a bill detailing extensive changes to UK care provision, following in the wake of the Francis Inquiry into events at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.

In response to these high-profile safety failings, the Care Bill will introduce Ofsted-style ratings for hospitals and care homes to ensure compassionate care is safeguarded, while personal care plans and budgets will also be made mandatory.

For the first time, people will have a right to get support for themselves if they are found to have eligible needs, with the funding of care also set to be overhauled so people will never need to sell their homes to cover costs.

Meanwhile, new national eligibility criteria will make sure patients will not lose access to care by moving to a different part of the country.

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt said: "I strongly believe that Ofsted-style ratings, improved training for staff and making quality as important as finance will improve NHS care."

This comes after the government announced plans earlier this month for a new system of checks and warnings to ensure patients are protected if their care provider fails.ADNFCR-8000103-ID-801584715-ADNFCR

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