GPs’ treatment of elderly supported

Three-quarters of visitors to Community Care‘s website say
older people are not being inappropriately referred to hospital in
their area.

There have been reports of GPs sending older people to hospital
because of difficulties accessing community-based services provided
by councils’ social services departments.

This week’s question asks: Has your employer given you any
training on how the Human Rights Act affects your

A new report from the British Institute of Human Rights (above)
says social care staff are unaware of their responsibilities under
the Human Rights Act.

To vote go to our website at

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