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Nurses say Govt&#39s LTC funding proposals won&#39t work

The Royal College of Nursing claims the Government&#39s long-term care proposals, where the state will pay for nursing care but not personal care for the elderly, are unworkable.

It claims the Government has created an artificial distinction betweenthe two and has written to Health Secretary Alan Milburn to voice its concerns.

The RCN says it believes all nursing care for elderly people should be funded by the Government.

It says any care which requires the assessment of a registered nurse should be free.

Senior fellow Jan Dewing says: “If we start defining what is nursing care and what is personal care, we start to get tied up in issues of funding very quickly.”

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