Intermediate care achieving targets

for older people are “well on track” to meet 2003-4 NHS plan
targets for intermediate care with 2,400 more intermediate care
beds, according to a report from the Department of Health.

report reveals that most areas have good working relationships
between the NHS and local authorities, with a shared understanding
of the need to plan and monitor demand on a whole-systems basis for
the entire year.

Emergency Care Report 2001-2002, which examines how the NHS and
social services managed emergency services, finds that links with
other local government functions, such as housing and environmental
services, are getting better and that local authorities are working
more efficiently with primary care services to prevent ill

report also shows that delayed transfers of care continued to drop
and by the end of March had reached the target reduction of 1,000
since September 2001.

Community Care Live will discuss these and other issues
relating to older people at the Business Design Centre, Islington,
London on 22-23 May. With more than 50 debates, including a session
on care settings for older people, and 100 speakers from the world
of social care and other opinion formers in your field, the event
is a unique opportunity to contribute to the debate about the
future of services. Ring 020 8652 4782/4839 for your free

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